Weekend Box Office: August 19, 2016

Sausage Party was last weekend’s most popular new release,reeling in a whopping $33.6 million. Suicide Squad, which is on its quick descent to the depths of despair where it belongs, remained No. 1 overall with $43.8 million.

The People vs. Fritz Bauer is a German film about a German judge and prosecutor who bringsNazi criminal Adolf Eichmann to justice.

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A Small Good Thing is a documentary about how you better feel bad now and live a Better Life soon.

Final Fantasy XV Kingsglaive is an animated Final Fantasy film. It has a limited release. The cast includes Aaron Paul, Sean Bean, and Lena Headey.

Spa Night is a drama about a young man employed at an all-male spa in Los Angeles’ Koreatown. Closeted and living with his destitute parents, he begins to find himself through the spa, which is known for cruising. Looks like it pairs well with last week’s Front Cover.

Kubo and the Two Strings is a stop-motion animated film for children. It tells the story of Kubo, a young boy caring for his sick mother, who must leave her side to find his dead father’s armor so he can fight a vengeful spirit. With voices from Charlize Theron, Art Parkinson, Ralph Fiennes, Rooney Mara, George Takei, and Matthew McConaughey.

War Dogs is a comedy about two bros in their twenties who supply weapons to the US military in Afghanistan. It is inspired by the book Arms and Dudes by Guy Lawson, who wrote about David Packouz and Efraim Diveroli for Rolling Stone.

Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World is a documentary from Werner Herzog and examines…the Internet. (Can you not ruin the Internet, Herzog?)

Ben-Hur is a sort-of remake of the famous original and the fifth remake of the 1880 novel Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ by Lew Wallace. The film will hew closely to the novel. It stars Jack Huston, Morgan Freeman, Toby Kebbell, Nazanin Boniadi, Haluk Bilginer, and Rodrigo Santoro; one of the three production companies is Lightworkers Media, which is owned by Mark Burnett and Roma Downey, so expect a lot of Jesus.

Morris from America is the one film out that your three founding editors all want to see. It’s the story of a sweet, young American boy who loves hip-hop and is stuck in Germany. Craig Robinson plays his dad. I hope Navani can wait long enough for me to see it with her!

Imperium stars Daniel Radcliffe as an FBI agent who goes undercover as a neo nazi in an effort to stop a local group from building a bomb. Toni Collette, Sam Trammell, and Tracy Letts also star.

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