Harley Quinn with other members of Suicide Squad
Harley Quinn with other members of Suicide SquadFacebook / Suicide Squad

"Ben-Hur," the historical drama helmed by Timur Bekmambetov, has bombed at the North American box office. "Ben-Hur," which was made with a whopping budget of $100 million, is said to be the season's one of the biggest flops.

In fact, DC Comics supervillain team-up film "Suicide Squad" minted more money than "Ben-Hur" at the box office during this weekend. "Ben-Hur" opening weekend earnings accumulated to $11.4 million, which took the film to the fifth spot at the North American box office.

"Ben-Hur," starring Jack Huston, Morgan Freeman, Toby Kebbell, Nazanin Boniadi, Haluk Bilginer and Rodrigo Santoro, opened to positive reviews, but unfortunately the film failed to translate the good hype into decent box office numbers.

Talking about the poor box office performance of the flick, Paramount vice chairman Rob Moore said that it was a rough summer for them. "This has definitely been a rough summer for remakes and sequels," Moore said, according to IGN India.

While "Ben-Hur" has flopped at the box office, Warner Bros.'s "Suicide Squad" continued to do wonders at the box office. The American superhero film minted an estimated $20.7 million in its third weekend.

"Suicide Squad" has now made $262.3 million at the domestic box office, which is the fourth best summer total. "Sausage Party," which entered its second week, minted $15.3 million in its second weekend and now the two-week total stands at $65.3 million. "War Dogs" and "Kubo and the Two Strings" have secured the third and fourth position this week with box office collections of $14.3 million and $12.6 million, respectively.

Here are the list of three-day domestic box office figures, according to Associated Press.

1. "Suicide Squad," $20.7 million ($38 million international).

2. "Sausage Party," $15.3 million ($2.1 million international).

3. "War Dogs," $14.3 million ($6.5 million international).

4. "Kubo and the Two Strings," $12.6 million ($900,000 international).

5. "Ben-Hur," $11.4 million ($10.7 million international).

6. "Pete's Dragon," $11.3 million ($5.7 million international).

7. "Bad Moms," $8.1 million ($3.9 million international).

8. "Jason Bourne," $8 million ($10.7 million international).

9. "The Secret Life of Pets," $5.8 million ($45 million international).

10. "Florence Foster Jenkins," $4.3 million

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