While “Suicide Squad” hasn’t won over the critics, the David Ayer-directed film looks like it is having a better time with audiences and won’t suffer from the kind of drop-off that “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice” had.
Domestically the film’s midweek numbers are nothing short of superb. Its Monday and Tuesday hauls have not only beaten records for August, it is also performing better than “Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Captain America: Civil War,” “Avengers: Age of Ultron” and “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” did in their post-opening weekend mid-week hauls. Tuesday’s haul alone was $14.3 million which is above the $12.7 million of ‘Dawn’ and $13.7 million of ‘Civil’.
Overseas the report is similar with an estimated $15.7 million on Monday and a further $15.3 million on Tuesday – its overseas haul coming in at $161 million and worldwide haul at $326.1 million after less than a week. This coming weekend it’s expected the film will retain the top spot domestically with a further $51-54 million.