Warner Bros. super-villain movie Suicide Squad stormed the box office for a $14.27 million on Tuesday, up nine percent from Monday and bringing the film’s total box office gross to $161.1 million.
That’s a new record for a Tuesday in August, beating Guardians of the Galaxy’s previous record of $11.9 million. This isn’t the first time that Suicide Squad has blown past Marvel’s cosmic adventure. Suicide Squad previously shattered Guardians of the Galaxy’s record for highest grossing August opening weekend.
Suicide Squad’s first Tuesday box office is also higher than Captain America: Civil War’s, which took in $13.76 million in its fifth day in theaters. However, it should be noted that Suicide Squad was released during the summer, when school is out and weekday movie attendance tends to be highest, compared to Civil War’s April release.
It feels good to be bad…Assemble a team of the world’s most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government’s disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they weren’t picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it’s every man for himself?
Suicide Squad is written and directed by David Ayer and stars Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman, Viola Davis, Jai Courtney, Jay Hernandez, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Ike Barinholtz, Karen Fukuhara, Scott Eastwood and Cara Delevingne.
Suicide Squad is now playing in theaters.
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