Don't Breathe holds top spot at box office for 2nd week
SUSPENSE thriller Don't Breathe held on tight to the top of the North American box office this weekend - keeping rival movies on tenterhooks for a second week running, industry estimates showed on Sunday.
Moviegoers plunked down US$15.7 million (S$21.3 million) to see the horror twist on a home invasion, box office monitor Exhibitor Relations said of preliminary figures.
The weekend for most people was extended a day by the Labour Day public holiday yesterday, the unofficial end of the American summer.
Don't Breathe tells the tale of what happens when a trio of thieves break into the house of a supposedly helpless rich blind man.
The film has earned US$51.4 million since its debut in the number-one spot last week.
Suicide Squad remained the number-two money maker, at US$10 million.
Starring Will Smith, Jared Leto and Margot Robbie as criminals hired to carry out secret missions, it has raked in US$297.4 million in its first five weeks, despite poor reviews.
Pete's Dragon jumped from sixth to third place, taking US$6.5 million. The Disney reboot of a 1977 family fantasy film tells the story of an orphaned boy, Pete, and his adventures with his best friend, Elliot, a furry dragon.