It’s looking like a team of the world’s most dangerous, incarcerated B and C list villains (along with some heavy hitters) is going to be some very serious competition for three of the most iconic comic book characters in DC history this summer.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, tracking numbers are indicating David Ayer’s Suicide Squad could open to $125 million in its North American debut in August, with some box-office analysts predicting an opening closer to $135 million or more. Amidst initial criticism over first glimpses of certain characters, the overall reaction since the test screenings have been positive.
Saw an early screening of Suicide Squad. It blew my mind. Best DC movie I've ever seen!
— Scott C (@Jeffrey_Scott41) June 3, 2016
— Spencer Dennison (@ThrowAway123157) June 3, 2016
While this prediction falls short of the $179.14 million opening weekend for Captain America: Civil War, this is still good news for Warner Brothers Studios, whose Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice debuted at $166.1m in the box office, (initially predicted to earn $140 million for its Easter weekend opening). It’s also good news for a movie that introduces some much lesser known, but intriguing characters, such as Amanda Waller, Captain Boomerang, and El Diablo.
Is this the movie to get mainstream audiences to fall into a love (but should hate) relationship with more villain-led movies? With reportedly great performances by Jared Leto, Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Cara Delevingne and Jai Courtney, and good source material, it’s shaping up to be the case.
Advanced tickets go on sale Friday, July 15.
What are your thoughts? Will you be going to see Suicide Squad when it opens?
Suicide Squad opens worldwide in 3D, and in 2D, and in select IMAX 3D theaters beginning August 5, 2016.