Horror movie Don’t Breathe has reason to let out a big sigh of relief, after it topped the US box office.

Studio estimates today show audiences turned out in droves for the late summer thriller directed by Fede Alvaraz, which brought in $26.1 million (£19.8 million).

That’s more than double the early predictions for how the scary pic would perform.

Don’t Breathe unseated Suicide Squad from its three-week run at the top of the box office.

Nr 1 movie in América, baby! #dontbreathe pic.twitter.com/8tfi1FfI8K

— Fede Alvarez (@fedalvar) August 27, 2016

Suicide Squad grossed $12.1 million (£9.2 million), bringing its total to $282.9 million £215.6 million).

The family film Kubo And The Two Strings came in third with $7.9 million (£6.3 million).