'Suicide Squad' Blows Away Expectations; Eyes $150 Million Plus Opening
Even though critics may have had their hopes and dreams dashed by Warner Bros. and DC Films not releasing a perfect film in Suicide Squad. This is a situation which seems to happen a lot in Hollywood nowadays if a big budget tentpool film has to many studio execs dipping their hands in the pot and not letting the artist (filmmakerd) do their jobs correctly.
That being said, it appears audiences didn't care what the critics thought, or maybe it was the overall weak Summer Blockbuster movie season. Film goers hit the movie theaters in full force Thursday night where Suicide Squad broke records by bringing in $20 plus million on Thursday night screenings then again on Friday with $65.1 million.
With huge numbers like this, box office analysts are now projecting a much higher than expected opening weekend of $150 million plus!
Right now Suicide Squad has 'B+' Cinema Score, which is only a little higher than the 'B' that Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice got back in March. Also a huge plus for the film is the face that audiences are surprisingly made up of 54% Females, which is usually not the case with these types of action tent pole films. The main contributor to this statistic is most likely Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn character. Harley Quinn is one of the first really strong kickass important big screen characters that young and older females can really look up too.
It will be interesting to see how the film holds up over the next few weeks. Can Suicide Squad make a billion worldwide without China's market? That's another really important factor right there.
So what do you guys and gals think? Sound off in the comments section below with your thoughts. How much do you think Suicide Squad will make overall?
"It feels good to be bad…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?"
Suicide Squad is Directed by David Ayer and stars Will Smith as Deadshot, Jared Leto as The Joker, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flag and Viola Davis as Amanda Waller.
Suicide Squad is in theaters everywhere now.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter