Box Office: 'Sausage Party' cooks up $34 million; 'Suicide Squad' doesn't quite surrender

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Sausage Party: Video Review

"Sausage Party" is chomping away at the weekend box office.

The adult animated film from Sony is expected to ring up $34 million at 3,103 locations making it the largest August opening ever for an animated film.

"Sausage Party" is about an assortment of supermarket food items that devise a plan to escape upon learning that their fate is consumption. It is directed by Conrad Vernon and Greg Tiernan. The cast is lead by co-writer Seth Rogen and also includes Michael Cera, James Franco, Salma Hayek, Jonah Hill, Nick Kroll, David Krumholtz, Danny McBride, Edward Norton, Paul Rudd, and Kristen Wiig.

Despite the R-rated comedy's strong start and other new arrivals in "Pete's Dragon" and "Florence Foster Jenkins," "Suicide Squad" will remain on top of the box office in its second frame.

After its $13 million Friday earnings, the Warner Bros. supervillain film is taking aim at a second week in the $46 million range on 4,255 screens. The film smashed August records with a $133.7 million opening weekend, despite receiving mostly negative reviews.

Its second frame looks to amount to about a 66% decline. "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice," which was also panned by critics, saw a 69% decline in its second weekend after a $166 million opening.

The trio of newcomers, meanwhile, have received favorable critiques and currently all sit above 80% on Rotten Tomatoes: "Sausage Party" (82%); "Pete's Dragon" (86%); "Florence Foster Jenkins" (88%).

Disney's "Pete's Dragon" was expected to land in second place behind "Suicide Squad" this weekend, but instead it is taking off in the $22 million range at 3,702 locations, earning it the bronze. The remake of Disney's 1977 original about a boy and his dragon, Elliot, stars Bryce Dallas Howard and Oakes Fegley.

Forecasts show "Florence Foster Jenkins" — playing in 1,528 theaters — crooning its way to a $6 million opening weekend. The film, from Paramount, is already generating Oscar buzz for performances from Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant. Stephen Frears directed the story of an aspiring opera singer who doesn't realize her vocal limitations.

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Actor Seth Rogen attends the premiere of the feature film "The Interview" in Los Angeles on Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 25: Seth Rogen attends Sony Pictures' 'The Interview' opening on Christmas Day at Cinefamily in Los Angeles, CA. Sony hackers have released stolen information and threatened attacks on theaters which screened the film. (Photo by Justin Baker/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 25: Writer/director Seth Rogen introduces the screening of Sony Pictures' 'The Interview' at Cinefamily on December 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 25: Writers Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen attend Sony Pictures' 'The Interview' opening on Christmas Day at Cinefamily on December 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, CA. Sony hackers have released stolen information and threatened attacks on theaters which screened the film. (Photo by Justin Baker/WireImage)
Photo by: KGC-146/STAR MAX/IPx 12/15/14 James Franco and Seth Rogen at ABC Television Studios for an appearance on Good Morning America. (NYC)
EXCLUSIVE - Director/Producer/Screenwriter Seth Rogen, Randall Park and James Franco seen at Columbia Pictures World Premiere of "The Interview" on Thursday, Dec 11, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Eric Charbonneau/Invision for Sony Pictures/AP Images)
EXCLUSIVE - Randall Park and Director/Producer/Screenwriter Seth Rogen seen at Columbia Pictures World Premiere of "The Interview" on Thursday, Dec 11, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Eric Charbonneau/Invision for Sony Pictures/AP Images)
Director/Producer/Screenwriter Seth Rogen seen at Columbia Pictures World Premiere of "The Interview" on Thursday, Dec 11, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Eric Charbonneau/Invision for Sony Pictures/AP Images)
Lauren Miller and Director/Producer/Screenwriter Seth Rogen seen at Columbia Pictures World Premiere of "The Interview" on Thursday, Dec 11, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Eric Charbonneau/Invision for Sony Pictures/AP Images)
Actor Seth Rogen attends the premiere of the feature film "The Interview" in Los Angeles on Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP Images)
Actor Seth Rogen, center, director Evan Goldberg, left, and producer James Weaver attend the premiere of the feature film "The Interview" in Los Angeles on Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP Images)
Actor James Franco, left, and actor Seth Rogen attend the premiere of the feature film "The Interview" in Los Angeles on Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP Images)
Director/Producer/Writer Evan Goldberg and Director/Producer/Screenwriter Seth Rogen seen at Columbia Pictures World Premiere of "The Interview" on Thursday, Dec 11, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Eric Charbonneau/Invision for Sony Pictures/AP Images)
Stephanie Buffaloe, left, and Seth Rogen arrive at the Hilarity For Charity 3rd Annual Los Angeles Variety Show on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
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