By: Adam Basciano
Suicide Squad has done what Man of Steel, Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, and even Captain America: Civil War couldn’t do; keep first place at the North American box office for 3 consecutive weekends. Despite three new wide releases vying to overtake it, Suicide Squad brought in another $20,855,401. That is a 52.1% decline from last weekends results and marks one of the smallest third weekend drops for comic book releases in 2016. With this weekends domestic figure included, Deadshot and his villainous friends have targeted $262,428,736. That total means the third entry in the DC Films era has surpassed X-Men: The Last Stand, X-Men: Days of Future Past, both The Amazing Spider-Man Films, The Incredibles, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and Batman (1989). Internationally, Suicide Squad took in an additional $38 Million. Germany was the main new territory to open the film this weekend, with Japan set for a Sept 10th bow. To this point, Amanda Waller’s team of misfits has collected 313,000,000. That marks a spectacular 575,428,736 worldwide total in 17 days.
Regarding this years previous DC Films release, Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice has been available on home video for a month now. In that time, Warner’s “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” remained at No. 1 on NPD VideoScan’s overall disc sales chart for the fourth consecutive week, with “Batman: The Killing Joke,” from Warner Bros. Animation, the 26th film in the DC Universe Animated Original Movies series, remaining at No. 2 for the second week. The two films also finished in the same positions on the Blu-ray Disc-only chart, a reversal of the prior week, when “Batman: The Killing Joke” debuted at No. 1.” All I can say, is that’s pretty impressive for a film that certain websites continually insist has been rebuked and isn’t liked by most of the general public. Seems like the cold hard facts actually point to the contrary. In regards to the negative rhetoric you read about Suicide Squad and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, especially from those click bate articles and websites; “Don’t believe everything you hear, son.”
(Sources: Box Office Mojo, Variety)