Suicide Squad Tops The Box Office For A Second Weekend with $43.7 Million

Suicide Squad comes at top for the second weekend in a row, as it wins the weekend box office once again at #1. Being the third film in the controversial DC Extended Universe, it continued to bring in the fans, despite a negative response from film critics, to the estimated tune of $43.7 million dollars domestically. The film also bring the domestic total to $222.8 million dollars in only two weeks, beating out the previously August record holder Guardians of the Galaxy’s $176.5 million dollars two-week total.

While the week to week drop from the first weekend is at 67.3%, what has to be taken into account, is the daily box office records the film has broken throughout the work week, as those totals would have most certainly added to the weekend had the fans waited to see the film during the weekend days of Friday-Sunday. A fact many sites refuse to acknowledge and have continued to try to spin in a negative way.

This also beat the second weekend for previous August record holder Guardians of the Galaxy, which bought in $42.1 million dollar in its second weekend after dropping to the second spot due to the release of Michael Bay’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. This is huge as not only was Guardians of the Galaxy a critical hit, but it was the tenth film in an ongoing franchise that had years to build up a fan base. Suicide Squad being the third film in a critically panned franchise, still doing better from a box office response, is very important, as yet another example of how the critics and fans responses have differed radically in the recent years.

Overall, Suicide Squad continues to prove a success at the box office, as the worldwide total is now at $465.3 million dollars in its second week, with a $175 million production budget.

Source: BoxOfficeMojo.com

Eric Curto

Eric Curto

My name is Eric and I am loving this current comic book boom, I was around for the first one with Superman: The Movie, Supergirl(being the first female and crossover film) and Batman and have been enjoying the resurgence since Blade. Can't express how much I cannot wait for WB & DC to take back the film universe but until than I love the TV shows we have gotten. I only started reading comics about 10 years ago but am connected more to DC over Marvel or any other major company. If you wanna chat feel free to contact me
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  • GAB

    Why people care so much about what critics said? Seems like every article online, have to point out that the movies received negativity from critics. Are movies made only for critics, or the movies are made as a form of art and for the audience? The DCEU is a financial success and this is the only thing that matters. Money talks, bs walks. The fans have to relax and enjoy the ride, the DCEU has already earn 2 billion dollars with just three movies.

  • Maicool Durand

    ” A fact many sites refuse to acknowledge and have continued to try to spin in a negative way.” I agree with you, Eric. All the nitpicking has gone too far and become so ridiculous that no one in the right mind would pay attention to what the negative reviews have to say in their extreme bias and narrow-mindedness. Suicide Squad doesn’t pretend to be a complicated movie, it’s always meant to be a fun blockbuster & light-toned action-adventure bonanza. Just enjoy the movie for goodness sake. I watched the interviews and read the synopsis prior to watching the movie and Suicide Squad delivers all the fun enjoyment. It’s just so ridiculous that many people set unreasonably high standard as if David Ayer promised a high art movie. At this point, the bias and the discrimination towards DCEU are just off the chart with many people, both as pure haters or haters in disguise, keep dishing out negativity in every chance. The DCEU movies are splendid. So far so good that i don’t even bother to check the other brand for superhero genre. I’d say DC fans should unite and keep their criticism rational, be smart and support DCEU. Push away all the negative criticism and enjoy the DCEU movies. The filmmakers have been working very hard to give you the best movies. And they have been constantly improving themselves as well just to make sure that you, DC fans, are well satisfied