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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.

After Nine Years Jason Bourne Tops the Box Office

Jason BourneJason Bourne was the top of the box office earning an estimated $60 million for the second best opening for the movie series. The Bourne Ultimatum was the best opening with $69.2 million in 2007. The film also earned an estimated $50.1 million for $110.1 million total. The movie had a reported budget of $120 million.

In second place was Star Trek Beyond which dropped from first. The film earned $24 million to bring its domestic total to $105.7 million. The film has a worldwide total of $160.5 million for its $185 million budget.

In third place was Bad Moms which debuted with $23.4 million. With a budget of just $20 million, that’s a solid debut and those behind the film must be very happy with the results.

In comic related film news….

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows added $200,000 to its domestic total to bring it to $81.4 million. Worldwide the film has earned $236.3 million. The film is third for non-adjusted domestic earnings for TMNT films (fifth when adjusted). The film ranks second for worldwide but is far behind 2014’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle‘s $493.3 million.

Captain America: Civil War earned $74,000 to bring its domestic total to $406.9 million and worldwide total to $1.151 billion.

This coming week sees the opening of Suicide Squad which is expected to top the box office, it’s just a question as to how well it does. It’ll be the widest August release of all time and some say it’ll open over $100 million.