Suicide Squad Expected To Win Third Straight Weekend At Box Office

For the third straight week, Warner Bros.’ Suicide Squad is expected to sit atop the North [...]


For the third straight week, Warner Bros.' Suicide Squad is expected to sit atop the North American box office.

After hauling in $241.5 million at the domestic box office (and $243.4 million overseas), David Ayer's comic book movie should pull in $20 million this weekend. Since that figure would push its domestic total past $260 million, Suicide Squad will surpass 1997's Men in Black ($250.6M), 1989's Batman ($251.1M), and 2014's Captain America: The Winter Soldier, becoming the 17th highest grossing comic book movie at the domestic box office.

A $20 million weekend for Suicide Squad would also put it +17% over Guardians of the Galaxy's third frame. Chew on that!

Meanwhile, Sony's Sausage Party is expected to cook up $17 million, taking second-place this weekend. The No. 3 spot will come down to two newcomers. Warner Bros.' War Dogs and Focus Features' Kubo and the Two Strings are both expected to pull in $14 million-$15 million. Timur Bekmambetov's big-budget Ben-Hur remake, which is also a new arrival, will probably disappoint with a $10 million-$12 million debut.

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?

Written and directed by David Ayer based on the characters from DC Comics, the film stars Will Smith ("Ali"), Jared Leto ("Dallas Buyers Club"), Margot Robbie ("The Wolf of Wall Street"), Joel Kinnaman ("RoboCop") and Viola Davis ("The Help"). The cast also includes Jai Courtney ("Insurgent"), Jay Hernandez ("Takers"), Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje ("Thor: The Dark World"), Ike Barinholtz ("Neighbors"), Scott Eastwood ("Fury"), Cara Delevingne ("Paper Towns"), Adam Beach ("Cowboys & Aliens"), and Karen Fukuhara in her feature film debut. It is produced by Charles Roven and Richard Suckle, with Zack Snyder, Deborah Snyder, Colin Wilson and Geoff Johns serving as executive producers.

Suicide Squad is now playing in 3D, and in 2D, and in select IMAX 3D theaters.