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Box office: ‘Don’t Breathe’ inhales $26.4 million

This image released by Sony Pictures shows Stephen Lang in a scene from “Don’t Breathe,” which topped the box office charts in its opening weekend. (Gordon Timpen / AP)
This image released by Sony Pictures shows Stephen Lang in a scene from “Don’t Breathe,” which topped the box office charts in its opening weekend. (Gordon Timpen / AP)

LOS ANGELES – The modestly budgeted horror movie “Don’t Breathe” scared off competitors at the box office this weekend, taking first place with $26.4 million in its first days in theaters. Directed by Fede Alvarez, “Don’t Breathe” cost only around $10 million to produce.

It knocked the comic book movie “Suicide Squad” into second place, after a three-week run in first. “Suicide Squad” took in $12.2 million, bringing its domestic total to $283 million.

Holdovers “Kubo and the Two Strings” and “Sausage Party” took the third and four place spots with $7.8 million and $7.5 million, respectively.

Rounding out the top five was the Jason Statham-led sequel “Mechanic: Resurrection,” which debuted to $7.5 million.

Last week’s take / total take (weeks in release)

1. “Don’t Breathe” $26,411,706 / $26,411,706 (1)

2. “Suicide Squad” $12,248,439 / $283,021,066 (4)

3. “Kubo And The Two Strings” $7,844,822 / $24,856,200 (2)

4. “Sausage Party” $7,525,655 / $79,869,165 (3)

5. “Mechanic: Resurrection” $7,456,525 / $7,456,525 (1)

6. “Pete’s Dragon” $7,441,458 / $54,874,836 (3)

7. “War Dogs” $7,022,257 / $27,524,944 (2)

8. “Bad Moms” $5,573,833 / $95,267,068 (5)

9. “Jason Bourne” $5,141,045 / $149,268,280 (5)

10. “Ben-Hur” $4,560,825 / $19,583,702 (2)

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