Suicide Squad box office eyes projected $125 million
The DC Comics movie could best Marvel's 'Guardians of the Galaxy'
The Suicide Squad is coming for your money. The film doesn’t arrive in theaters until next month, but early pre-release tracking has indicated that the upcoming DC Comics could make between $100-125 million in its opening weekend, which would make it the biggest August debut ever.
The current record-holder is Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, which raked in $94.3 million in its August 2014 opening. Guardians went on to be a triumph for Marvel, earning both box office success and critical praise, and earning itself a sequel.
The Squad’s cinematic arrival comes a few months after DC last hit screens with the superhero match-up Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. That film cleaned up with $166.1 million in domestic opening weekend sales back in March and went on to earn $872.7 million worldwide.
Suicide Squad, starring Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto, Viola Davis, Joel Kinnaman, Jai Courtney, and more, will hit theaters on Aug. 5. For more on the film, head over to EW’s recent cover story.