Warner Bros’ Suicide Squad found a lot of success during its debut this past weekend. The film brought in $135.1 million domestically and $267 million globally, according to Variety. The film broke the August Thursday preview night record which was previously held by Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy with $94.3 million.
With Warner Bros having big plans to get their DC cinematic universe going, they had high hopes for the film with it being their universe’s third movie. While in the beginning it seemed like it was going to be the first DC movie widely accepted by fans and critics since Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight, but the movie started to go through some up and downs leading up to its release. The marketing of this movie since its 2015 Comic-Con announcement was one of the best along with Deadpool. But as we got closer to the movie’s release there was a lot of rumors that got moviegoers nervous. Rumors like the Joker was not in as much of the movie as we were led to believe.
So when critics and the average moviegoers finally got to go see the film, it seemed that some the rumors and worries for the film has come true. While many moviegoers enjoyed the movie, critics have been slamming this movie. The film is currently rated at 26% on Rotten Tomatoes, which is only 1% lower than another DC superhero movie Batman v. Superman. While it seems like the negative feedback has not had big effect on the movie’s box office success, the movie did see a 41% drop off on Saturday from its Friday numbers.
Have you seen the movie? If not, did the reviews cause you to lose interest? Also, you can read our review of the film here.