According to Boxoffice.com, they’re forecasting Suicide Squad to still have a big opening weekend for Warner Bros, the biggest for the month of August, with an opening of $133 million. As the buzz for the film is still strong on social media, as they phrased it being “nothing short of spectacular”, regardless of the negative critical reviews.
The social media response for the film has been nothing short of spectacular as covered in detail in our social media section. To sum it up neatly, it has been in the weekly top 10 on Twitter for the entire year and has firmly imprinted itself as the third highest buzz-getter all-time on Twitter before release behind only Star Wars: The Force Returns and Deadpool. On Facebook it has outpaced Deadpool in likes before release and is neck and neck with Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. It is also one of only two films (the other being Avengers: Age Of Ultron) to see two separate trailers generate over 200,000 tweets in a single day.
|Title||Distributor||Weekend||Domestic Total through
Sunday, August 7
|Suicide Squad||Warner Bros.||$133,000,000||$133,000,000|
|Bad Moms||STX Entertainment||$13,100,000||$49,230,000|
|Star Trek Beyond||Paramount||$12,380,000||$130,320,000|
|The Secret Life of Pets||Universal||$11,350,000||$319,500,000|
|Ice Age: Collision Course||Fox||$5,490,000||$55,150,000|
|Lights Out||Warner Bros. (New Line)||$5,400,000||$54,390,000|
|Ghostbusters (2016)||Sony / Columbia||$5,060,000||$117,170,000|