Sausage Party brought in $13.5 million for its first night in theaters, squeaking by to outperform Suicide Squad by $100,000. It’s a considerable feat given that the DC antihero epic played on over a thousand screens more than Rogen’s latest: Suicide Squad was shown at 4,255 locations to Sausage Party’s 3,103 theaters, so it’s safe to say that Salma Hayek lending her voice to a lipsticked taco makes for a hotter ticket than Jared Leto’s flashy and demonic Joker.
The great performance of Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s film is blowing past expectations, and should take home $31 to $33 million by the end of the weekend. Suicide Squad will likely reign supreme on that front, as it’s projected to earn almost $43 million for its second weekend in theaters, but that shows a very, very steep dip in audience attendance — a 68 percent drop, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
It’s no Batman v. Superman — that serious digger was 69 percent in between its first and second weekends in theaters — but it looks like Suicide Squad’s record-breaking days are over for the time being.
Congrats to Rogen, Goldberg, and their collection of imaginary, raunchy, adults-only foodstuffs.