Boxoffice.com released the Long Range Forecast for Suicide Squad’s opening weekend, which has the film with the possible earning of $98 million opening weekend domestically.
This is excellent news, as early projections for comic book films often of the times are lower than the earning for the film opening weekend. For example Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice at this time was projected to open with $154 million, when its actual earnings was $166 million.
Other examples of early forecast being lower than the opening weekend numbers were for Deadpool, which was forecast to open with $76 million and ended earning $132 million, as well as Captain American: Civil War, which was forecast to open with $163 million and ended earning $179 million.
Though not every comic book film this year were as fortunate, as X-Men: Apocalypse was forecast early to open with $124 million and it ended earning $65, as well as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, which forecast to open with $55 million, but ended earning of $35 million.
It can be said that by the time both X-Men: Apocalypse and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows were released in theaters, the general audience were feeling a bit of comic book movie fatigue, though at the current moment, the buzz for Suicide Squad is seamlessly positive.