‘Suicide Squad’ Makes Bank For Warner Bros., Wraps Domestic Theatrical Run With $325 Million


Despite an avalanche of criticism (including some from yours truly), Suicide Squad cleaned up at the box office this year, ending its theatrical run this week with $325,100,054 in domestic dollars, according to BoxOfficeMojo. Internationally, the film made $420,500,000, bringing its grand total to $745,600,054.

The film’s budget was $175 million, not including the expensive and effective marketing campaign responsible for much of its business. In a The Tracking Board column, Neil Turitz said his sources at Warner Bros. were quite happy with the results and dismissive of the production problems that went on prior to release. Amidst director Rick Famuyiwa’s exit from The Flash movie, he quoted his source as saying “Sorry, we were too busy laughing about all the money we made on Suicide Squad to worry too much this latest turn of events with a movie that isn’t as high on our list of important projects. I mean, it’s not like it’s Aquaman.” Turitz goes on to write that the film “did wonders for the company’s third quarter numbers” (It did). I imagine the merchandising alone was a money-making beast. 

There haven’t been any updates on the proposed sequel in the wake of the film’s success, although there was movement today on a Harley Quinn/Birds of Prey spinoff with the hire of Christine Hodson to write the flick. In the meantime, we can all look forward to the Extended Cut, which adds 11 more minutes to the movie. It hits digital Nov. 15 and Blu-ray December 13. Check out the trailer for it here as well as a featurette on Jared Leto’s transformation into the Joker here.

(via ComicBook)

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  • In Brightest Day

    Just here to say this movie was bullshit and the worst comic based film since Wolverine Origins.

    Ok bye

    • SAMURAI36

      Okay bye.

    • Justin Jules

      I love how Sammy is quick to dismiss a fellow DC fan from having an opinion.

  • LupeX

    Absolutely loved it, if you saw the trailers you got exactly what they promised – “A wild ride.” Probably the most comicbooky comicbook movie we’ve had in a long while.
    it wasnt a masterpiece of cinema or thoughtful contemplative political drama like Batman V Superman, but it was a fun wild ride. It was good but flawed like Deadpool and Civil War
    Id score it a 7.5/10

    • Matias Gagliardone

      I wouldn’t say loved it but definitely didn’t hate it, maybe like it quite a bit. Enjoyed it very much except most of the last half-hour maybe 20 minutes

  • Origami Rose

    So flash isnt a priority…

    • Steve Steve

      That’s an odd thing to say… Is Neil Turitz a trustworthy source?

      • Rob

        I don’t know if he is a trusted source, but it seems like it could at least be partially true. Since they greenlight The Flash, WB seemed to have fast tracked The Batman and the Harley Quinn spin off movie. That would push back other movies which most likely means The Flash was back burnered at least a bit.

        Besides they can’t seem to keep a director on that movie. They have gone through two already.

        • Steve Steve

          Maybe you’re right about the back-burner. If the project is continuously getting bumped, perhaps the directors just wanted to go make other movies instead of sit on their hands at WB/DC.

          We are already out on a limb here, but I’ll go little further… If they are bumping The Flash and the directors are leaving to avoid being idle, that suggests that WB isn’t really developing a Flash film. Meaning, they had a script treatment done by Lord and Miller, but haven’t put any effort in since then. Perhaps they are letting Snyder define the character in Justice League next year, and will adjust the solo film to match Snyder’s vision of the character…

    • SAMURAI36

      Based on what? A rumor of a rumor? You people will believe anything.

      • Rob

        If there was a similar rumor that said Captain Marvel wasn’t a priority for Marvel, you would take that rumor as gold and blast Kevin Feige for being a misogynist for not prioritizing a female superhero movie.

  • Steve Steve

    Christine Hodson wrote the (apparently) horrendous “Shut In.” I hope she is worthy of all the Bumblebee hype and puts together a decent Harley Quinn film.