Suicide Squad loses some lustre in second box office weekend

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Suicide Squad isn't looking as bright in weekend two at the US box office.

According to studio estimates on Sunday, the anti-hero movie dropped an estimated 67% from its debut last weekend.

Word of mouth may have caught up with the poorly reviewed film, which stars Margot Robbie and Will Smith.

Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad
Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad (Warner Bros)

However, it still topped the box office with $43.8 million (£33.9 million).

Meanwhile, the raunchy animated comedy Sausage Party had reason to celebrate.

The film, co-written by Seth Rogen, lapped up a hefty $33.6 million (£26 million) in its first weekend to take second place. It cost only $19 million (£14.7 million) to produce.

Disney's Pete's Dragon was in third with $21.5 million (£16.6 million).