The final weekend results are in, and Suicide Squad made a killing at the box office:
The $135.1M opening of Warner Bros.’ Suicide Squad pushed the Burbank, CA-based studio past the $1B mark for the 16th year in a row at the domestic box office. Warner Bros. has eclipsed that mark now 17 out of the last 18 years, which is an industry record. The David Ayer-helmedDirty Dozen-like DC villain movie also pushed total weekend tickets sales to a never-before seen $230M in August. Previously, the last month of summer has never exceeded $200M at the B.O. in a weekend. (..) Should WB’s numbers hold up, it will still make Suicide Squad the third-highest opener of the year (behind Captain America: Civil War‘s $179.1M, BvS‘ $166M and above Finding Dory‘s $135.06M), and second highest of the summer.
Even if you're not a fan of the supervillains (really?), the fact that Supes is held in such high regard in the film should make you smile. Oh, and remember to stick around for that extra scene during the credits. ;)
It was a winning week for Warner Brothers, with Batman v Superman going strong.. (as highlighted by the very funny cinematographer, Larry Fong).
...proving nobody knows anything: ‘Batman v Superman’ Remains Atop Disc Sales Chart https://t.co/bfCxOtJfC6— Larry Fong (@larryfong) August 4, 2016
Back to Suicide Squad, a few other reasons to watch: 1) The Flash and Batman make cameos, 2) Zack Snyder directed a scene, 3) Superman loves them all! (but our favorite was Diablo).
Director David Ayer thanked fans for their support, and truly describes what you're in for..
Thank you thank you thank you! To the folks making @SuicideSquadWB a success this weekend. It's just a fun Summer movie with a good heart.— David Ayer (@DavidAyerMovies) August 7, 2016
Did we mention he would like to direct a Superman movie?..
If everything was on the table? I love Superman, I think Superman would be amazing.
Aaand that he loved Batman v Superman?..
SOLD. Suicide Squad was a blast, let us know what you think!