Monday Morning Box Office Report: Suicide Squad Sticks it to the Critics

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It was Batman v Superman all over again this past weekend as Suicide Squad opened to a massive $135 million despite largely negative reviews and a general feeling of disappointment. That smashes the previous August record of $94.3 million held by Guardians of the Galaxy and it is also slightly more than Deadpool made earlier this year, although it is understandably short of BvS‘s $166 million debut. Unlike BvS, the marketing for the film was clearly a success, although it may have raised expectations a little too high. Elsewhere, Jason Bourne took a pretty steep fall in its second week, dropping 62% to take $22.7 million. Bad Moms and The Secret Life of Pets remained in third and fourth place respectively while Star Trek Beyond fell all the way to fifth. The other new movie in wide release, Nine Lives, opened in sixth with a paltry $6.5 million. Will Suicide Squad be able to maintain this momentum next week or will it drop off like most of the other major releases this summer?

1. Suicide Squad — $135.1M
2. Jason Bourne — $22.7M
3. Bad Moms — $14.2M
4. The Secret Life of Pets — $11.6M
5. Star Trek Beyond — $10.2M
6. Nine Lives — $6.5M
7. Lights Out — $6.0M
8. Nerve — $4.9M
9. Ghostbusters — $4.8M
10. Ice Age: Collision Course — $4.3M

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  • Claws Longtail

    Suck on that, Cheel. In advance of the likely bad review. BvS forever!

  • Stinker

    Wait and see what the 2nd Week drop off will be. Then start the party.

    Reminds of Kubricks Full Metal Jacket funniest scene “i didn’t know they can stack shit that high”.

  • Lisa Naarseth Myklebust

    Films like Deadpool, Man of Steel, Batman V. Superman and Suicide Squad prove that a superhero film don’t even have to be mediocre/just good enough to not be bad (in the case of Marvel). It can be the worst garbage ever produced (like the above mentioned films are), and still make shit ton of money.

  • Jameson

    The hyperboles regarding DC movies is astounding. Worst garbage ever? You must not watch many movies. And sorry to say but Marvel has made plenty of bad movies.

  • Lisa Naarseth Myklebust

    I must not watch many movies? Hahahaha. Yea, I’m pretty sure I watch more movies than yourself, hot shot.

    >”And sorry to say but Marvel has made plenty of bad movies.”

    Read my comment once again — this time carefully. I never claimed Marvel movies are good. Marvel movies, like superhero movies in general, are mostly garbage too. I just used Deadpool as an example (isn’t that Marvel?)

  • Jameson

    Deadpool is Fox, not Marvel Studios. And you said yourself their movies are good enough to not be bad.

    And I watch enough films to know the movies you mentioned, while far from perfect, are not the worst things to ever come out.

  • Lisa Naarseth Myklebust

    The majority of them, yes. But “not be bad”, means 3/10 instead of 1/10. It’s not excactly something to be produ of.

    >And I watch enough films to know the movies you mentioned, while far from perfect, are not the worst things to ever come out.

    They’re still 1/10 and 2/10 in my book — which is among the worst ratings I would give a film.

  • Nick Poliskey

    split hairs much?