‘Suicide Squad’ Soars with $65.1M Friday, Now Heading Toward $150M Opening Weekend

Jared Leto as the Joker, laughing in the faces of critics.

It’s so good to be so bad.

The “Worst. Heroes. Ever.” continue to slap critics in the face after the wave of negativity that came before the wide release of Suicide Squad, and this time, it’s in the form of box office numbers.

After a record-breaking Thursday night preview showingSuicide Squad is absolutely soaring at the box office, bringing in a whopping $65.1 million during its Friday open. Because of this, projections have increased to somewhere between $145-$150 million (the average tends to be around $146 million), which would be more than 2014’s Guardians of the Galaxy (also an August release) and this February’s Deadpool.

In addition, Suicide Squad has received a B+ Cinemascore, which puts it in a better spot than this year’s previous DC Expanded Universe film, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. One of the most interesting things about this, though, is that Suicide Squad is doing better with women (it received an A- Cinemascore among females). So, no matter what the critics thought, it seems that Suicide Squad may just have a chance.

Have you checked out Suicide Squad yet? What did you think? Let us know your thoughts below, and check back later for my review of the film at TVOvermind!

[Photo Credit: Warner Bros.]

Leave a Reply

Did You Know Jessica Jones is the Most Watched Marvel Netflix Show?
Does “Diesel Brothers” Truly Teach Us About Cars?
Is 2017 the Worst fall TV Season in Recent Memory?
A Preview of 2017’s “Stand Up for Heroes”
“Ten: Murder Island”: Was Lifetime’s Movie Worth a Watch?
Daniel Craig Wants ‘Blade Runner 2049’ Director Denis Villeneuve to Direct ‘Bond 25’
Can Blumhouse Save the ‘Halloween’ Franchise?
Dancing in 80s Movies Supercut Volume 2
The Most Memorable Horror Movie Theme Songs of All-Time
The Top Uses of Otis Redding Songs in Movies or TV
Tribute Concert for Leonard Cohen: What we Know
The Top Uses of Bob Dylan Songs in Movies and TV
College Football is Back: What TV Networks Stand to Benefit the Most?
How in the World is Jim Gray Where He is?
SJSU’s Alonzo Carter Shows off MC Hammer Dance He Created
Mayweather vs. McGregor: There are Other Fights That Night
The Table-Top Gaming System to Rule Them All
The Entire History of the Assassin’s Creed Franchise with this Infographic
Destiny 2: The Live Action Dance Party Trailer
Future Sonic Attempts to Save His Franchise by Traveling to the Past
Five Things You Didn’t Know About Zoe Perry
10 Actors Who Became Quite Ripped For Their Movie Roles
Anyone Else Think Joseph Sikora and Cate Blanchett Look an Awful Lot A Like?
Five Things You Didn’t Know about Manu Bennett