It looks like Suicide Squad may not have the box office staying power that analysts thought, or that Warner Bros. had hoped for. The film's box office dropped 40% from Friday to Saturday, and the final numbers may show that the movie brought in less $40 million on Saturday.
SAT drop for #SuicideSquad huge, even bigger than might be expected. May tumble by over 40% & end below $40M. Maybe $130M-ish wknd now.— Gitesh Pandya (@GiteshPandya) August 7, 2016
After a record-breaking Thursday night showing, and a stellar opening day on Friday, analysts boosted their initial $140 million opening weekend projections up to $145-150 million. However, if this downward trend continues on Sunday, the film's opening weekend take may be closer to the $130 million range.
Many were expected Suicide Squad's box office to follow a pattern similar to Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. In that instance, fan enthusiasm created a huge opening weekend box office despite negative reviews, but the film saw a massive dip in its second weekend. For Suicide Squad to suffer such a large drop while still in its opening weekend is unexpected and certainly a bad sign for its long-term box office health.
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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