Despite less than enthusiastic reviews, Suicide Squad smashed numerous records over its August 5-7, 2016 opening weekend. Warner Bros reports the comic book-inspired action film earned $135.1 million domestically which puts it in first place among all August releases in box office history. The movie also snagged the record for the largest grossing pre/midnight shows at $20.5 million as well as the highest domestic August box office for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, individually. Adding in the film’s international box office gross, Suicide Squad brought in $267 million over its first three days. Warner Bros also pointed out that Suicide Squad‘s opening weekend is the biggest opening weekend in the careers of writer/director David Ayers, Will Smith, Margot Robbie, and the rest of the film’s stars.
The Suicide Squad Plot: 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?
Box Office Top 10: August 5-7, 2016
- Suicide Squad – $135,105,000
- Jason Bourne – $22,710,000
- Bad Moms – $14,204,000
- The Secret Life of Pets – $11,560,000
- Star Trek Beyond – $10,200,000
- Nine Lives – $6,500,000
- Lights Out – $6,005,000
- Nerve – $4,900,000
- Ghostbusters – $4,800,000
- Ice Age: Collision Course – $4,300,000