Tracking Numbers For ‘Suicide Squad’ Suggest A Huge $100M+ Domestic Opening Weekend

Jul 14, 2016


Suicide Squad interest seems to be through-the-roof at the moment as new estimates now suggest that the DC Comics film could open domestically in the $100-125M range.

Most aren’t exactly naming or comparing the early tracking numbers three weeks out, but Heroic Hollywood states it’s around 14%. This doesn’t sound like a lot, keep in mind that Guardians of The Galaxy had 10% before their $90M+ opening and this year’s Deadpool had 12% before it’s $140M+ opening weekend.

Then again, it’s been an iffy year for box office predictions the film could come in much lower than expected, like Batman v Superman and Captain America: Civil War did. Or, it could surpass and possibly reach as high as $150M, considering unlike Deadpool it’s PG-13 makes it a lot more accessible to younger viewers.

This could be a huge boost for Warner Bros. and their budding cinematic universe, after they got pommeled by critics and fans disappointed with the direction of Batman v Superman. Not to mention the bloated production budget, making it essential for the film to earn a billion worldwide to turn a major profit and it not meeting that target. Some even believe that the film could outpace BVS‘ final domestic total, which could be another win for the studio.

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Squad‘s success could turn another leaf for the cinematic universe, that’s if reviews come back as positive, as early reactions might suggest this could happen. There’s already talk of a sequel possibly shooting soon and even a spinoff featuring Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn/Birds of Prey.


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