Here Are The Suicide Squad's Box Office Numbers
DC's latest movie opened during a pandemic and while everyone with HBO Max could watch at home.
DC's The Suicide Squad opened in the US this past Friday, following its debut internationally, and the movie pulled in $26.5 million across 4,002 screens in North America. The $4.1 million that The Suicide Squad made for its opening day set a new record for an R-rated film during the pandemic.
The $26.5 million for its first three days in the US is below expectations of $30 million or more, but this is no surprise. After all, the Delta variant of COVID-19 is seen by some to be a growing concern, which might have inspired people to stay home. The film, like all of WB's 2021 movies, is also available on HBO Max. "An opening weekend below $30 million isn't surprising, given the ongoing pandemic, but it's disappointing because The Suicide Squad cost $185 million to produce and many millions more to promote globally," Variety reported.
The Suicide Squad opened earlier in international markets, and it added another $35 million from these 70 places. Globally, The Suicide Squad has now made $72.2 million.
Elsewhere this weekend, Marvel's Black Widow passed F9 to become the highest-grossing movie in the US thus far in 2021 with $174.4 million, compared to $171 million for F9 in the US. It's a different story, globally, where F9 ($661.4 million) is well ahead of Black Widow ($359.8 million).
In GameSpot's The Suicide Squad review, Michael Rougeau described it as "one of the most fun, heartfelt, and surprising modern DC movies we've seen yet."