Suicide Squad has broken the record for opening weekend box office in the month of August, bringing in an estimated $135.1 million in its first weekend. That bests the previous record of $94.3 million, held by Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy, by a wide margin.
This is the third August box office record broken by Suicide Squad. The film also broke the August record for best Thursday night showing, bringing in $20.5 million. That number was rolled into its Friday numbers for a solid opening day box office of $65 million, which also set an opening day record for August.
This may be where the good news ends for Suicide Squad's box office. The film saw a 40 percent box office drop-off from Friday to Saturday. While that still adds up to a record-setting weekend, such a significant drop so early does not bode well for Suicide Squad in the long run.
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 in theaters; Wonder Woman is coming on June 2, 2017; followed by Justice League on November 17, 2017; The Flash on March 16, 2018; Aquaman on July 27, 2018; Shazam on April 5, 2019; Justice League 2 on June 14, 2019; Cyborg on April 3, 2020; and Green Lantern Corps on July 24, 2020.
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