Despite the ugly reviews from critics, the fans came through for Warner Bros. Suicide Squad.
Gitesh Pandya from BoxOfficeGuru posted some sweet numbers for Monday, and the Squad managed to bring in some significant digits.
Not bad at all
— Connor Behrens (@ConnorFilm) August 9, 2016
Not bad at all, “Hefty $13.1M MON for #SuicideSquad going to about $175M in 1st full week, cracking $200M on SAT. Possible $225M+ after 2nd wknd.”
Although the film didn’t hit the predicted $150 million, it still managed to bring in around $133 million, which is pretty good, especially considering how bad the first initial reviews were. For Jeff Goldstein, Executive Vice President of Distribution for Warner Bros., the difference between critics and audiences is pretty stark, and he’s glad that audiences and fans are still coming through.
“It bested anything that we could have expected. The marketing campaign was brilliant and the performances by the cast, starting with Will Smith, Margot Robbie, and Jared Leto, were just extraordinary. They’re fun and wicked and fans enjoy it.”
Suicide Squad is now in theatres. If you haven’t seen it yet, I’d say its still worth a watch.