Suicide Squad Could Open With $125 Million

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While Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice didn’t exactly flop at the box office, it obviously didn’t pull in the type of numbers that Warner Bros. was looking for. So, it stands to reason then that studio execs are hoping for David Ayer’s Suicide Squad to knock it out of the park when it hits theatres in a few weeks’ time. Things are definitely looking positive thus far, and if recent tracking numbers from The Hollywood Reporter prove to be accurate, then Warner Bros. will be very happy with the film’s performance indeed.

According to THR, Suicide Squad could open with an impressive $125 million in North America, with some analysts saying that it has the potential to even reach a bit higher should reviews prove to be strong – which we imagine they will be.

Of course, many people will be keeping an eye on how it stacks up again 2016’s other comics book movies. Deadpool did $132.4 million (which, for an R-rated film, is incredible), while Batman V Superman did $166 million. Captain America, meanwhile, pulled in $179 million and Fox’s X-Men: Apocalypse somewhat fumbled with an upsetting $65.7 million.

Where Suicide Squad will ultimately land is anyone’s guess, but $125-$130 million seems like a very fair estimate, and given that the film is trending extremely high on social media, we wouldn’t be too surprised to see it pull in even more. It’ll certainly be interesting to see how the DC Comics adaptation ends up performing, and thankfully, we don’t have too much longer to wait until we find out.

Suicide Squad hits theatres on August 5th and stars Margot Robbie, Will Smith, Jared Leto, Viola Davis, Jai Courtney, Joel Kinnaman, Ben Affleck, Cara Delevingne and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, among others.