‘The Suicide Squad’ on track for $70mn weekend at global box office
Movie ‘The Suicide Squad’ is tracking for a 70 million global box office weekend, with 30 million dollars coming from North America.
While this looks low for a mainstream comic-book movie, the movie is R-Rated and hasn’t even been released throughout the world, given the pandemic. The film’s preview collections — 4 million dollars — are just a little over another R-Rated movie from DC, Birds of Prey, which had grossed 4 million dollars just before the pandemic hit.
The amount is still the biggest for an R-Rated movie during the pandemic. Written by Gunn, it brings back Viola Davis, Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman, and Jai Courtney in their roles of Amanda Waller, Harley Quinn, Rick Flag, and Captain Boomerang respectively.
The new characters include Bloodsport, Peacemaker, The Thinker, Blackguard, Polka-Dot Man, Savant, Arm-Fall-Off-Boy, Ratcatcher, King Shark, Weasel, The Javelin, and others played by Idris Elba, John Cena, Peter Capaldi, David Dastmalchian, Michael Rooker, Nathan Fillion, Daniela Melchior, Steve Agee, Sean Gunn, and Flula Borg, respectively.
Meanwhile, the film received highly positive reviews, with a score of 92 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. The critical consensus reads, “Enlivened by writer-director James Gunn’s singularly skewed vision, The Suicide Squad marks a funny, fast-paced rebound that plays to the source material’s violent, anarchic strengths.”