Suicide Squad Posts $135.1Million Box Office Debut

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August 8th, 2016

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Suicide Squad may have suffered some disappointing reviews; however, the film has enjoyed a record-setting performance at the box-office; smashing competition with a $135.1 million opening weekend.

Suicide Squad boasts a cast that would make any film executive envious, with talent like Will Smith (Deadshot), Margot Robbie (Harley Quinn), Jared Leto (Joker) and Ben Affleck (Batman). The film was widely expected to revive fan hopes for the DC Extended Universe, after the widely criticized release of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

Suicide Squad Posts $135.1Million Box Office Debut

Despite strong critique around the film's editing and a supposedly poor choice of villain, fans around North America and the world voted with their feet and drove box office profits that exceeded expectations, even for DC's own studio chiefs.

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Jeff Goldstein, Warner Bros. Distribution Executive Vice-President told the following to Variety.

It bested anything that we could have expected. The marketing campaign was brilliant and the performances by the cast, starting with Will Smith, Margot Robbie, and Jared Leto were just extraordinary. They

Source: Huffington Post

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