Suicide Squad is better than Guardians of the Galaxy and Straight Outta Compton . . . at least in terms of pre-sales for a movie released in August. That’s according to Fandango. With the large number of pre-sales, the movie, which features a group of DC Universe villains led by Deadshot (Wil Smith) and Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) is expected to pull in $140 million in its opening weekend. This is despite the fact that Suicide Squad has received mostly negative reviews leading up to its August 5th release date in U.S. theaters.
Should the pre-sales and opening weekend projections hold true, it would seem Suicide Squad will be a profitable movie for DC and Warner Brothers, as its budget came in at $175 million. Still, DC movies have struggled when it comes to receiving more praise than negative reviews from both critics and fans, as demonstrated by Man of Steel and Batman V Superman.
The pre-sales numbers for Suicide Squad have been helped by the extensive media campaign for the movie dating back to last year. Your text to link… The movie also stars Jared Leto as the Joker, Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang, and Viola Davis as Amanda Waller. Ben Affleck will also appear as Batman.
Other DC movies on the horizon include Wonder Woman and Justice League, both scheduled for release next year.