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It's a 'Sausage Party' at the box office

It's a 'Sausage Party' at the box office

Though Warner Bros.’ hit super-villain mashup “Suicide Squad” dominated the domestic box office for the second weekend in a row, all eyes are on the performance of Sony’s animated “Sausage Party.” The for-grown-ups-only picture pulled in a surprising estimated $33.6 million in the U.S. and Canada, well above analyst projections of $20 million. For a film that cost only $19 million to make, such a performance is stellar.

“It’s really fun to see all that's been put into [this film] pay off in such a big way,” said Rory Bruer, Sony’s distribution chief. “The filmmakers delivered something so totally fresh and...

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