Suicide Squad now holds the Monday box office record for August, earning an additional $13.1 million on the weekday, bringing the box office total for the film to $133 million domestically and $267 million worldwide. Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy held the previous record earning $11.7 million.
With the first weekend success for Squad in the books, the anticipation turns to the second-weekend box office and what the drop will be. Early estimates are predicting that Squad will make an additional $51-54 million domestically. If these numbers come to fruition it would result in a 61% drop.
This would be a better second weekend compared to Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which had a 76% decline at the box office in its second weekend.
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 today.
Source: Box Office Mojo