Suicide Squad grossed $65 million during its opening day box office, dominating the current box office. That number includes the record-breaking $20.5 million that Suicide Squad grossed in Thursday night showings.
By comparison, that places Suicide Squad at twenty-first on the list of all-time opening day grosses, handily beating Iron Man 3's $62.2 million, but falling short of The Dark Knight at $67.1 million.
Suicide Squad is having a stupendous opening weekend, but it remains to be seen if negative critical reviews will cause a long-term box office struggle in the same way that it did with the previous DC Films outing Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. That film opened to $81.5 million, the fifth highest opening day ever, and its lifetime gross topped out at a respectable $872 million. However, as respectable as that number is, it is still well short of achieving the $1 billion or more that Warner Bros. had hoped for.
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 nationwide.
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