Following the critically panned yet commercial success of Batman v Superman earlier this year, Suicide Squad is DC Entertainment’s second film of 2016 and the one with almost zero name recognition for its characters except for the Joker who is an entertaining bit player in the film.
Opening on Thursday it opened to $20.5 million in North America and added $44.6 million on Friday. Added to that $64.5 million overseas box office, excluding China which may not allow film to show there due to its dark themes and violence, the film now expected to surpass its initial $100 million box office projection, even its revised projection of $144 million, with an opening weekend box office of around or north of $150 million worldwide.
That would make it the 3rd best grossing opening weekend film of 2016 behind Captain America: Civil War at $181 million and Batman V Superman at $166 million and ahead of Marvel’s Deadpool which opened to $132 million. However, the Suicide Squad movie has soared to the top of August box office for its preview night on Thursday and looks to crush the previous August opening box office record of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy which came it at $94 million in 2014.
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