Regardless of the negative critical reviews, DC’s villainous team up movie Suicide Squad did not disappoint in terms of box office numbers. The movie was still capable of setting a new record for Thursday night August releases, and continued to take in high numbers all throughout the Friday release. Even though the film dipped on Saturday and fell short of its anticipated opening weekend totals, it still managed to set a second record for August opening weekends as well.
At the end of the day, WB is all around pleased with David Ayer’s first DC film, despite critics having a field day with it.
According to Jeff Goldstein, Warner Bros. distribution executive vice president, fans enjoyed the movie and the actors gave brilliant performances.
“It bested anything that we could have expected. The marketing campaign was brilliant and the performances by the cast, starting with Will Smith, Margot Robbie, and Jared Leto, were just extraordinary. They’re fun and wicked and fans enjoy it.”
Even though critics panned the movie before it had a chance to be released to the public, the general consensus among fans seems to be that the movie was fun and entertaining. Goldstein acknowledged that the movie was made for fans, and has recognized that there was a disconnect somewhere between what critics saw and what audiences ultimately took away from the film.
“There’s a major disconnect with between what the critics are saying and what audiences are seeing.”
If you take a look at almost any comic-fan Facebook page or blog site, the movie is receiving heavy praise. We will see how the movie preforms going into its second week, and if it follows the same trend that Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice set by dropping significantly in numbers. As for right now, I’m personally about the buy a ticket for my third viewing.
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 written and directed by David Ayer and stars Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman, Viola Davis, Jai Courtney, Jay Hernandez, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Ike Barinholtz, Karen Fukuhara, Scott Eastwood and Cara Delevingne.
Suicide Squad is now playing in theaters everywhere!