‘Suicide Squad’ Sails Past $600 Million Worldwide

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It sounds like Suicide Squad might lose top spot at the box office this weekend. Despite that, the good news keeps on coming for Warner Bros. and director David Ayer. The critical reaction has long been forgotten, and fans are still turning up to see the film. Ahead of the film’s fourth weekend, it seems like Task Force X have hit another worldwide box office milestone.

David Ayer took to twitter to thank fans for supporting his film. He announced that Suicide Squad had just passed $600 million worldwide. Things may have slowed down a bit after a massive opening, but Ayer seems pretty confident that they are closing in on Man of Steel’s final total of $668 million.

Box Office Mojo puts the film’s gross slightly behind Ayer’s figure. They give the film a $582 million worldwide total, but maybe Ayer is working off updated figures. You’d imagine Warner Bros are going to know the exact total before anyone else.

More interesting than the figures is Ayer’s wording in the tweet. The Fury director said that fans had made the film a success with their support. This suggests that $600 million is the worldwide total which the film needed to hit in order to be profitable. With a rumoured budget of $175 million plus marketing, that seems like the number the supervillain film required.

We don’t know what that means moving forward, as DC have a pretty backed up schedule of films. They could do some tinkering to their slate to work in a Suicide Squad 2, but that seems premature. It would take a much bigger figure for Warner Bros to start shifting release dates.

As things stand this is still the lowest return for a DCEU film at the box office. With plenty of time still to go it should pass Man of Steel. Hitting Batman v Superman’s $872 million total might be a little too much for Ayer’s band of misfits.

Source: Twitter

Aaron Rogan

Aaron Rogan

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  • UnBoxingJon

    Is this a success? It has to make another $55m to be at Amazing Spider-Man 2’s level of success. This is not accounting for marketing or reshoots on either of those films and going by the rumored $230m spent on ASM2.

    • UnBoxingJon

      And not counting the $18m Ayer rounded up by in that tweet.

    • Napi

      Ok

    • Rob

      Amazing Spider-Man 2 grossed $709 million. So it has a long way to go to hit ASM2 level, but ASM2 cost a lot more to make and market.

    • Rob

      I would say it is somewhat successful just because unlike Amazing Spider-Man 2, it didn’t have any marquee superheroes to star and WB isn’t trying to build an universe off this film.

      That said, I think it is disappointing based on expectations. If they delivered a film that the trailers promised, this movie would probably be closing in on $700 million right now.

  • Napi

    Here here lil’ Marquis… do your job, comment some nonesense for us LOL! Bye, boo.

    • Marquis de Sade

      “As things stand this is still the lowest return for a DCEU film at the box office. With plenty of time still to go it should pass Man of Steel. Hitting Batman v Superman’s $872 million total might be a little too much for Ayer’s band of misfits.”

      HOLY BITTERSWEET, BATMAN!

      • Napi

        Here Marquis have a snack! My obedient dog came at my call.

        Hey! Ant-Man made only 500 million last year right? That’s sad considering there is a MCU fully construted out there and it came right after “succesful (?)” Avengers: Age of Ultron… I wonder how much will Doctor Stinks (Strange) will make this year considering EVERYONE already forgot the existence Captain America Civil War…

        OWNED B*TCH! xDxdxD

        • Marquis de Sade

          …but unlike dceu, Marvel wasn’t on twitter crowing like a rooster who won the lotto, nappy. $514 million+ on a $135 million budget is a fart in the wind to Marvel…but, hey, I don’t really begrudge dceu celebratin’ their rare tiny accomplishments – after all, at least they won’t have to absorb such an embarrassing loss like they did with mos and bvs.

          MERRY CHRISTMAS, nappy!

          • Napi

            Twitter is a social network man, you don’t even know how the world works xD

          • Marquis de Sade

            …but I know how the real world doesn’t work! – You shouldn’t celebrate the average…especially when the bar has been risen.

          • Technofied

            Have some ice and some bandages maybe..

          • Axxell

            BUUURRNN!!!

    • Marquis de Sade

      Btw, top o’ the mornin’ to ya’, nappy!
      …and what’s a foine broth of a lad such as yourself doin’ up so early on a cold, cold dreary mornin’? Are you’re plannin’ on playin’ hooky from school are ya’?

    • flavortang

      Just block trolls. It’s easy and just takes one click. Then their comments are invisible.

  • Marquis de Sade

    Six hunnid million global gross in one month??? – Ooooooh, lets’ breakout da’ 40 ounces, y’all, dceu be livin’ large!

  • Rob

    I predicted that this movie would do between $600-650 million after the negative reviews. With the kids going back to school in a few days, I could be pretty much right.

  • flavortang

    Another hit. $2+bil after 3 films. Third fastest franchise in history to hit $2 bil.

    This probably locks up a Harley-led Gotham City Sirens film and a Squad sequel.

    • Marquis de Sade

      Now that’s one feeble display of BIG-UPMANSHIP, right there.

  • Marquis DC Sade

    Congrats DC! I was about to stick my head in an oven after re-watching Age of Ultron, but this provides me with a small glimmer of light in my otherwise dark and dismal life. Any day now visionary director Zack Snyder will be here to rescue me from this basement. #stepdadgoals.

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