Despite receiving generally poor reviews before its release, Suicide Squad doesn’t seem to be suffering at the box office. Grossing $65.1 million on its opening night, David Ayer’s super-villain flick is set for a $150 million opening weekend.
Perhaps one reason Squad was able to bring home the money for its opening has been suggested by Deadline, who asked moviegoers how big an impact the early critical reviews of Squad had on them when deciding whether to see the movie or not. And the answer is seemingly very little. Apparently only 4% of moviegoers were influenced by the reviews when considering whether they take the trip to the cinema to watch the movie. This, and the fact that Suicide Squad currently has a B+ on Cinemascore, seems to be offering some hope to Ayer and everyone else involved in this movie, who would have surely been disheartened by the poor critical reception to the movie.
Have you seen Suicide Squad yet? Do you agree with the reviews? If you haven’t yet seen it, do you plan on going to the cinema to watch it anyway? Share your thoughts in the comments.
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?
Starring Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman, Viola Davis, Jai Courtney, Jay Hernandez, Karen Fukuhara, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Ike Barinholtz, Scott Eastwood and Cara Delevingne, Suicide Squad is out in theatres now.
Source: DC Comics Movie