Warner Bros. and DC Comic’s films have been a mixed bag of expectations not always meeting reality while Batman swings around rooftops screaming about his mother. Man of Steel opened up to a somewhat decent opening of $116 million in the US of A back in 2013, while Batman V Superman had a magnificent domestic launch of $166 million before word of mouth caught up to it and successive weekends saw diminishing returns.
Suicide Squad might be the movie that the DC franchise really needs to prove that their shared universe has some legs to stand on. On paper, it has everything going for it: An A-list cast, David Ayer’s directing and a script that wasn’t written by a man who clearly hates comic books and imagines the Hulk sleeping with his own cousin because sanity has long since left that brain-space.
And it sounds like Suicide Squad may be a winner for Warner Bros., according to domestic box office projections from TheWrap. Suicide Squad is currently predicted to rake in between $130-140 million when it opens in the US next weekend, a figure that would put it way ahead of that other wacky release from last year, Deadpool. That Valentines Day movie managed to pull in over $132 million in US box office tickets alone on that opening weekend.
It’ll still be a long way aways from toppling Captain America: Civil War’s $180 million opening haul, but DC and Warner Bros. will at least be able to dry their tears with crisp new Benjamins for a film that is also predicted to be a steady attraction for most of August at least. And we’re not even counting the rest of the international ticket sales for when the movie releases later this week, locally and abroad in juggernaut territories such as China.
Depending on those reviews that’ll hit the net this week, of course (ours will hopefully be up tomorrow morning if we can crack the whip on Kervyn later). Suicide Squad stars Jared Leto as the Joker, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Will Smith as Deadshot, Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang, Cara Delevingne as Enchantress, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Killer Croc, Karen Fukuhara as Katana, Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flag, Jay Hernandez as El Diablo and Adam Beach as Slipknot.
And don’t forget, we’re still giving away a Harley Quinn jacket this week!
Last Updated: August 2, 2016