The films in the current DC Extended Universe are known for two things: 1) Being disliked by critics and 2) Making a bunch of money anyway. Suicide Squad is no different than DC’s Extended Universe films before it, as it keeps raking in the cash despite its rotten standing on Rotten Tomatoes with a firm 26% critical approval rating. Low critical approval aside, Suicide Squad has still officially exceeded $700 mil in ticket sales at the worldwide box office.
Film director David Ayer decided to celebrate over Twitter with a tweet announcing the box office milestone, along with an image referencing Harley Quinn and The Joker. Check out the tweet below:
— David Ayer (@DavidAyerMovies) September 11, 2016
Suicide Squad earned the distinction of joining the list of 100 highest grossing movies of all time, along with a spot in the top five most profitable movies from this past summer. Critics can say what they want, but Suicide Squad has made up for its low critical rating with plenty of dollar signs. And at the end of the day, what do you think WB cares more about?
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.
Do you think Suicide Squad deserved the negative critical reception that it received, or do you think it’s earned the high amount of money it’s bringing in? Let us know below in the comments!