According to a Box Office Mojo report, Suicide Squad, which comes out today [Friday, August 5] is set to break records in more ways than one. The film opened in over 4,250 theaters today, which sets the record for the largest August release ever.
The film will also be hoping to break the record of money earned in an opening weekend in August, which is currently held by Guardians of the Galaxy, which earned $94.3 million. With a budget of over $150 million, Warner Brothers will definitely be hoping they break the record.
Earlier this year, comparable films like Deadpool and Batman vs Superman, brought in $132.4 million and $166 million respectively, which bodes well for Suicide Squad, especially because it’s DC Comics predecessor also had negative reviews before it released.
There has been backlash from the film’s fans to the overall negative reviews of the film that have come out this week (you can read our positive review of the film here). A petition was signed earlier this week to shutdown Rotten Tomatoes, which gave the film a terrible rating. So while the press didn’t necessarily enjoy the film, it looks like fans will come out in droves this weekend for the superhero blockbuster.