Suicide Squad Assembles for an August Record

Suicide SquadSuicide Squad found success this weekend setting an August record with an estimated $135.1 million earned. With a budget of $175 million, the film also brought in $132 million its international release for a total of $267.1 million. That domestic total is $40 million more than the previous record. That total beats Guardians of the Galaxy which held the previous record of $94.3 million.

Other records broken includes the largest opening day in August with $65.2 million and the largest Thursday preview total with $20.5 million. The film’s international earnings came from 57 territories and its total of $267.1 beat Deadpool‘s $264.7 million in 63 markets.

The long term run of the film will be interesting as it has just 26% on Rotten Tomatoes as of this post, a B+ Cinemascore, and a 7.1 rating on IMBD. Expect a large drop next weekend and the tune of “success” to turn to “failure” in the media.

In second place was last week’s winner Jason Bourne which earned an estimated $22.7 million. Bad Moms earned an estimated $14.2 million to remain in third place. The Secret Life of Pets remained in fourth with an estimated $11.56 million. Finally, Star Trek Beyond dropped from second to fifth to earn $10.2 million. The film Nine Lives debuted this week to come in sixth with an estimated $6.5 million.

When it comes to comic adaptations, Captain America: Civil War added an estimated $203,000 to its total to bring its domestic amount to $407.2 million and worldwide to $1.151 billion.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows brought in an estimated $130,000 to bring its domestic total to $81.6 million and worldwide total to $237.1 million.

This coming weekend sees the opening of Pete’s Dragon, Sausage Party, and Florence Foster Jenkins.