Despite the negative critical reviews, Suicide Squad has been performing quite well at the box office. DC’s biggest gamble made about $2.45 million on Friday, and now according to estimates, is set to surpass the entire domestic run of Man of Steel.
Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel ended its domestic run at the box office at $291 million. A good number, but not the monster hit that Warner Bros. hoped that it would be. With the Labor Day weekend box office, Suicide Squad will inevitably leap over Man of Steel’s earnings.
The four-day weekend estimate for the David Ayer film is currently at around $13 million. This signifies that the movie will hit the $300 million mark. Who would have thought that this ragtag group of DC villains would have surpassed Superman himself at the overall box office? It is safe to say that the incredible marketing campaign for the film helped bring it to this number.
Negative reviews be damned. Even though Warner Bros. definitely would have liked this to have been a bigger hit both critically and commercially, they should be pleased that this unknown property has earned this much. Where do you guys think Suicide Squad’s box office run will cap at? Sound off in the comments below.
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 in theaters now.
Source: Box Office Mojo