Contrary to initial projections, Sausage Party is expected to rack in $30 million by the end of this weekend, making it the highest grossing debut for an animated R-rated movie ever. Sausage Party, which features Seth Rogen as the voice of a foul-mouthed hot dog, blows Team America—the previous record holder that debuted to $12.1 million in 2004—out of the water.
With its sights set on a whopping $30 million by the end of this weekend, Sausage Party—which features other famous comedic voices that include Salma Hayek, Edward Norton, and Kristen Wiig—is expected to surpass projected estimates by nearly $10 million. The R-rated animated flick rated at 82 percent on Rotten Tomatoes (not bad, eh?), beat Team America in just one day, and grossed $13.5 million from Friday screenings alone. It's also on its way to beat Planes, which scored the highest ever August opening for an animated film, according to The Wrap.
The highly anticipated but largely disappointing Suicide Squad scored the biggest numbers at the box office this weekend, earning $43.8 million in its second weekend. That number, however, signals a 67 percent drop from its opening weekend numbers, coming close to the 69 percent second-week drop-off of Batman v. Superman, another recent DC flop. (It is worth noting, however, that despite the box office nose dive, the film still managed to score the highest August opening of all-time—so that counts for something, right?) Suicide Squad now has a huge overall domestic total of $222.9 million, Comicbook reports.