Suicide Squad breaks the curse of bad reviews with a stellar opening weekend earning $135 million.
Last Monday, the DC super-villain movie which was superbly advertised over the course of the whole year and studded with a star cast that can deliver, the movie was posed for reaching all the highs.
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Except the critics decided to slam the movie hard. With numerous critics giving the movie bad review one after the other, the chances for the movie to do good on the box office were looking grim.
The DC family came forward to aid the movie back up on its feet just before it opened to the public for the weekend. It seems like it needed no help at all because the movie just opened to earn $135 million across the opening weekend, according to BoxOfficeMojo.
Looks like the people and the fans were not really relying on the critics whether to watch this movie or not. They were just waiting for the movie’s premiere and just across the opening weekend, it broke the previous highest August opening record topping Guardians of the Galaxy's $94.3 million from 2014 and earned the third highest opening of this year after Captain America Civil War and Batman vs Superman Dawn of Justice.
The movie’s top earning accumulated with the largest August Thursday preview total of $20.5 million. Add that to the $132 million international opening from 57 territories, the film's global opening haul ranks 24th all-time with $267.1 million.
Despite the bad critical reviews, the audience loved Suicide Squad considerably more. They gave the movie a "B+" CinemaScore, which is slightly higher than Batman v Superman's "B", but that's hardly enough to make much of a difference. It's current 7.1 rating on IMDb.
Warner Bros distribution executive vice president Jeff Goldstein seems happy with the stellar box office performance saying that the movie has bested anything that they could have expected.
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The movie can shoot down by next weekend as its DC predecessor Batman vs. Superman did. The success of the movie over a longer period depends on the word of the mouth.