‘Suicide Squad’ Targeting A $140 Million Opening

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Last month (wow, it’s finally August…), Umberto Gonzalez revealed the box office tracking for the upcoming Suicide Squad film. Of course, a couple weeks back the film was projected to be earning around $125 million in its opening weekend, but now it looks like these numbers have increased – which should leave Warner Bros. popping champagne bottles if these are the earnings.

The Wrap is now reporting that the David Ayer-directed film is targeting an opening between $130 million to $140 million. If it hits in between at around $135 million, it could match and/or surpass Disney & Pixar’s latest, Finding Dory. This would then mark the movie as the third biggest opening weekend of 2016, behind Captain America: Civil War and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. 

The incredible tracking numbers for the film should be a credit to the fantastic marketing campaign that Warner Bros. and DC Films has put out. Suicide Squad has been popular on social media, and in an especially weak Summer movie season, it is something that is so different from nearly every other blockbuster this year. After months of eager anticipation, fans are preparing to pack their theaters in droves. And for those wondering when the first official reviews/reactions are to be released, they will be everywhere at 9 a.m. PST/12 p.m. EST tomorrow.

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 the next film in the DC Extended Universe following Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Written and directed by David Ayer and the film stars Viola Davis, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Will Smith, Jai Courtney, Jay Hernandez, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Ike Barinholtz , Scott Eastwood, Cara Delevingne, Adam Beach, and Karen Fukuhara in her feature film debut.

Suicide Squad opens worldwide in 3D, and in 2D, and in select IMAX 3D theaters this Friday, August 5.

Source: The Wrap

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