David Ayer Celebrates ‘Suicide Squad’ Crossing $700 Million At The Worldwide Box Office

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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:

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!

Source: Twitter

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Josh Behr

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  • Marquis de Sade

    Awww, this so reminds me of “THE LITTLE ENGINE WHO COULD” + it’s cute lil’ mantra: “I CAN! I CAN! IF I THINK I CAN!”.

    CONGRATS, dceu! ($700 million is such a cute lil’ number.)

    • Napi

      It is incredible that you are the very first person commenting on every DCEU related post. Go on Marquis! You are changing the world hating on some fictional characters and watching Filthy Frank’s videos! LOL

      And just remember… Doc Strange is going to get less than 500 million 😉 LOL!

      • Marquis de Sade

        So says the person who always show up to defend SAID fictional characters???

        • Napi

          Don’t get confused scumbag, I show up only to witness how low can you get with each post.

        • Technofied

          Aren’t you the same lowlife who claimed this movie wont make past $600M?

          • SAMURAI36

            LOL, I’ll bet he’s still calling my name, even though I have him blocked, isn’t he?

          • JMMagwood

            You’re definitely renting space in what’s left of his brain.

          • Napi

            Yes he does hahaha

          • SAMURAI36

            LMAO, what a sad sack. I dunno whether to laugh at him, or cry for him.

          • Technofied

            He is too full of himself to mention someone else when cornered. Although I have seen him mentioning your name a bunch of times when he wants to rub something.

          • Marquis de Sade

            Hey, sometimes conspicuous consumption is hard to predict…After all, how does one explain Jurassic World???

      • SAMURAI36

        Yeah, Dr Strange is gonna drown, once Fantastic Beasts comes out two weeks later.

  • SAMURAI36

    $2B in less than 3 movies. And SS isn’t even finished its run, AND all this without a China release.

    Let the hatred flow thru your veins, like boiled Kool-Aid.

    • JMMagwood

      LOL Very good news, isn’t it? The DCEU is running full throttle, and the best is yet to come!

      • Marquis de Sade

        BWAHAHAHAHA!

    • LupeX

      Are u on twitter?

      • SAMURAI36

        Yeah, what’s your name on there?

  • Rob

    Suicide Squad did far better than I thought it would after the negative reviews and the huge drop off over the opening weekend. I thought it would tap out $600-650 million.

    It won’t catch GOTG since its U.S. box office is fizzling out, but it also won’t have a China release which helped GOTG’s overall total. It did $5.6 million this weekend and was in 189 theaters this weekend than last and both those numbers will continue to go down. Blair Witch, Snowden, and Bridget Jones’ Baby open this weekend and the Magnificent Seven open next weekend. Those movies will cause a significant drop off in theaters for Suicide Squad. There are only so many theaters.

    I would guess that this movie tops off at about $730 million or so. Far better than I thought it would end on.