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“Ben-Hur” Flops at the Weekend Box Office


Paramount(NEW YORK) — The new Ben-Hur movie received plenty of negative reviews last week, and its box office performance since it opened on Friday hasn’t been positive, either.                          

Ben-Hur, starring Jack Huston in the titular role, earned an estimated 11.4 million dollars over the weekend to debut in fifth place.  Of course, the film had a lot to live up to, given that it was a remake of the 1959 classic that won 11 Oscars and was headlined by legendary actor Charlton Heston.

Two other movies also had subpar openings over the weekend. War Dogs, a comedic drama starring Jonah Hill, Miles Teller and Bradley Cooper, landed in third place after making 14.3 million dollars.

The animated story Kubo and the Two Strings, featuring a voice cast that includes Charlize Theron and Matthew McConaughey, finished in fourth place, with 12.6 million bucks.

For the third weekend in a row, Suicide Squad was the top movie. The DC supervillain flick collected 20.7 million dollars from Friday through Sunday, and has now made more than $262 million at the domestic box office to date.

Here are the top 10 movies from Friday through Sunday, with estimated ticket sales, according to comScore:

1. Suicide Squad, $20.7 million.
2. Sausage Party, $15.3 million.
3. War Dogs, $14.3 million.
4. Kubo and the Two Strings, $12.6 million.
5. Ben-Hur, $11.4 million.
6. Pete’s Dragon, $11.3 million.
7. Bad Moms, $8.1 million.
8. Jason Bourne, $8 million.
9. The Secret Life of Pets, $5.8 million.
10. Florence Foster Jenkins, $4.3 million.

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