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Suicide Squad (2016)

Suicide Squad poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $325,100,054Details
International Box Office $419,600,000Details
Worldwide Box Office $744,700,054
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Synopsis

It feels good to be bad… Assemble a team of the world’s most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government’s disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they weren’t picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it’s every man for himself?

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Upright
Critics
26% - Rotten
Audience
66% - Upright

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Production Budget:$175,000,000
Domestic Releases: August 5th, 2016 (Wide) by Warner Bros.
International Releases: August 2nd, 2016 (Wide) (South Korea)
August 3rd, 2016 (Wide) (France)
August 4th, 2016 (Wide), released as Отряд самоубийци (Bulgaria)
August 5th, 2016 (Wide) (Australia)
August 5th, 2016 (Wide) (Brazil)
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Video Release: November 15th, 2016 by Warner Home Video
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sequences of violence and action throughout, disturbing behavior, suggestive content and language.
(Rating bulletin 2428 (Cert #50331), 6/8/2016)
Running Time: 123 minutes
Franchise: DC Extended Universe
Comparisons: vs. Doctor Strange
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Keywords: Ensemble, Villain's Point of View, Mercenaries, D.C. Comics, Prison, Cruel Wardens or Prison Guards, Voiceover/Narration, Non-Chronological, Intertitle, Scene in End Credits, Revenge, Death of a Spouse or Fiancée / Fiancé, Death of a Sibling, Possessed, Mutants
Source:Based on Comic/Graphic Novel
Genre:Action
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Super Hero
Production Companies: Warner Bros., RatPac Entertainment, Dune Entertainment, Atlas Entertainment
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankRevenueChart
Date
Days In
Release
Biggest 14th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 602 $246,363 Nov 4, 2016 94
Biggest 13th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 612 $282,639 Oct 28, 2016 87
Biggest 12th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 543 $385,211 Oct 21, 2016 80
Biggest 11th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 386 $716,073 Oct 14, 2016 73
Biggest 10th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 366 $1,123,640 Oct 7, 2016 66
Biggest 9th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 298 $1,917,283 Sep 30, 2016 59
Biggest 8th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 232 $3,108,351 Sep 23, 2016 52
Biggest 7th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 174 $4,701,834 Sep 16, 2016 45
Biggest 6th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 204 $5,723,038 Sep 9, 2016 38
Fastest Movies to Earn $300 Million at the Domestic Box Office 35 $300,104,337 Sep 2, 2016 32
Biggest 5th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 101 $9,910,256 Sep 2, 2016 31
Biggest 4th Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 153 $12,248,439 Aug 26, 2016 24
Biggest 3rd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 102 $20,855,401 Aug 19, 2016 17
Fastest Movies to Earn $250 Million at the Domestic Box Office 27 $256,228,719 Aug 19, 2016 16
Biggest 2nd Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 58 $43,536,013 Aug 12, 2016 10
Fastest Movies to Earn $200 Million at the Domestic Box Office 25 $209,739,099 Aug 12, 2016 9
Biggest Thursday at the Domestic Box Office 127 $8,202,167 Aug 11, 2016 7
Biggest Wednesday at the Domestic Box Office 78 $9,815,378 Aug 10, 2016 6
Biggest Tuesday at the Domestic Box Office 21 $14,261,461 Aug 9, 2016 5
Fastest Movies to Earn $150 Million at the Domestic Box Office 23 $161,087,183 Aug 5, 2016 5
Biggest Monday at the Domestic Box Office 48 $13,143,474 Aug 8, 2016 4
Biggest Sunday at the Domestic Box Office 35 $30,210,168 Aug 7, 2016 3
Biggest August Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 1 $133,682,248 Aug 5, 2016 3
Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office 20 $133,682,248 Aug 5, 2016 3
Biggest Weekends at the Domestic Box Office 21 $133,682,248 Aug 5, 2016 3
Widest Opening Weekend 19 4,255 Aug 5, 2016 3
Biggest Saturday at the Domestic Box Office 34 $38,578,832 Aug 6, 2016 2
Fastest Movies to Earn $100 Million at the Domestic Box Office 17 $103,472,080 Aug 5, 2016 2
Biggest August Day at the Domestic Box Office 1 $64,893,248 Aug 5, 2016 1
Biggest Friday at the Domestic Box Office 17 $64,893,248 Aug 5, 2016 1
Biggest Single Days at the Domestic Box Office 21 $64,893,248 Aug 5, 2016 1
Fastest Movies to Earn $50 Million at the Domestic Box Office 18 $64,893,248 Aug 5, 2016 1

Cast

   Deadshot
   Joker
   Harley Quinn
   Rick Flag
   Amanda Waller
   Boomerang
   Diablo
   Killer Croc
   Griggs
   Lieutenant GQ Edwards
   June Moone/Enchantress
   Katana
   Slipknot
Jaime Fitzsimons    Sergeant Ames Bravo 14
Christopher Dyson    Missing Hand Guard
Bambadjan Bamba    T-Shirt Vendor
Ted Whittall    Admiral Olsen
David Harbour    Dexter Tolliver
Robin Atkin Downes    Angelo
Robert B. Kennedy    U.S. Marshal
Billy Otis    Mafia Snitch
Shailyn Pierre-Dixon    Zoe
James McGowan    Panda Man
Jim Parrack    Frost
Derek Perks    Psych Patient
Common    Monster T
Ezra Miller    The Flash
Aidan Devine    Chairman
Andrew Bee    Navy One-Star Admiral
Clive McLean    Air Force Two-Star General
Frank J. Zupancic    Army One-Star General
Kent Sheridan    National Security Council
Roger Shank    National Security Council
Dwight Ireland    National Security Council
Amanda Brugel    National Security Council
Tufford Kennedy    National Security Council
Rosemary De Los Santos    Hot Girl Patron
Kevin Hanchard    Casino Boss
Alain Chanoine    Businessman/Incubus
Joel Lacoursiere    Cop at Rail Terminal
Jameson Kraemer    Doctor at Rail Terminal
Ho Chow    Gate Guard
Matt Baram    Dr. Van Criss
Birgitte Solem    Dr. Van Criss' Wife
Kevin Vance    Kowalski—Seal Team A
Alex Meraz    Gomez—Seal Team A
Tyler Grey    Grey—Seal Team Member
Nathan Brown    Seal Team A #1 member
Kenneth Choi    Yakuza Boss
Nicolas Van Burek    Technician
Agueda Cardenas    Technician 2
Corina Calderon    Grace—Diablo's Wife
Daniela Uruena    Diablo's Daughter
Nicolas Uruena    Diablo's Son

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    David Ayer
Producer    Charles Roven
Producer    Richard Suckle
Based on the Characters from DC Comics by    Robert Kanigher
Based on the Characters from DC Comics by    Ross Andru
Executive Producer    Zack Snyder
Executive Producer    Deborah Snyder
Executive Producer    Wilson Colin
Executive Producer    Geoff Johns
Executive Producer    Steven Mnuchin
Director of Photography    Roman Vasyanov
Production Designer    Oliver Scholl
Editor    John Gilroy
Visual Effects Supervisor    Jerome Chen
Costume Designer    Kate Hawley
Composer    Steven Price
Music Supervisor    Season Kent
Music Supervisor    Gabe Hilfer
Co-Producer    Andy Horwitz
Casting Director    Mary Vernieu
Casting Director    Lindsay Graham
Unit Production Manager    Lyn Lucibello-Brancatella
Unit Production Manager    Wilson Colin
First Assistant Director    Bruce Franklin
Second Assistant Director    Jack Boem
Second Unit Director    Guy Norris
Editor    Lee Smith
Editor    Michael Tronick
Editor    Rob Schlegel
Additional Editor    Geoffrey O'Brien
Additional Editor    Kevin Hickman
Additional Editor    Joel Salsbury
Additional Editor    Eugene Fillios
Co-Producer    Alex Ott
Associate Producer    Bruce Franklin
Supervising Art Director    Brad Ricker
Supervising Art Director    Brandt Gordon
Art Director    Peter Grundy
Art Director    Aleks Marinkovich
Art Director    Colin Woods
Set Decorator    Shane Vieau
Post-Production Supervisor    Joshua Levinson
First Assistant Editor    Diane Brunjes Robb
Second Assistant Editor    Kim Boritz
Second Assistant Editor    Matt Blouin
Second Assistant Editor    Angela Jekums
Assistant Editor    John Lee
Assistant Editor    Aaron Brock
Assistant Editor    Michael Wilson
Assistant Editor    Chris Voutsinas
Assistant Editor    Richard Sanchez
Visual Effects Producer    Ed Ulbrich
Stereoscopic Supervisor    Marcus Alexander
Re-recording Mixer    Gary A. Rizzo
Re-recording Mixer    Michael Keller
Dialogue Editor    Russell Farmarco
Dialogue Editor    Katy Wood
Dialogue Editor    Tom Jones
Sound Effects Editor    Michael Mitchell
Sound Effects Editor    Randy Torres
Sound Effects Editor    John Joseph Thomas
Sound Effects Editor    Dane Davis
Sound Effects Editor    Paul Berolzheimer
Sound Editor    Mark Dejczakiwskyj
Foley Mixer    Darrin Mann
Supervising Music Editor    Bryan Lawson
Music Editor    Sam Zeines
Music Editor    Philip Tallman
Music Editor    Jim Schultz
Music Editor    Daniel Pinder
Sound Mixer    Lisa Pinero
Production Supervisor    Shibani Alter
Script Supervisor    Shane Scott
Costume Supervisor    Alex Kavanagh
Make up    Marta Roggero
Make up    Jo-Ann MacNeil
Make up    Leslie Sebert
Hairstylist    Vincent Sullivan
Hairstylist    Carol Hartwick
Set Designer    Karl Crosby
Set Designer    Britt Doughty
Set Designer    Matt Middleton
Set Designer    Russell Moore
Set Designer    Evan Webber
Set Designer    Sorin Popescu
Special Effects Coordinator    Scott R. Fisher
Special Effects Coordinator    Laird McMurray
Set Designer    Josh Lusby
Set Designer    Richard Mays
Set Designer    Randy Wilkins
Set Designer    Dean Wolcott

Home Market Releases for November 29th, 2016

November 28th, 2016

Don’t Breathe

Last week was the week of Black Friday / Cyber Monday, so the massive sales scared away top-notch releases. This week is the week after Black Friday / Cyber Monday and the new releases are even worse. There are a few midlevel releases, like Don’t Breathe or Pete’s Dragon, but the the size of the release quickly drops from there. Fortunately, both of those releases are very good and on even really busy weeks would be contenders for Pick of the Week. It was a close pick between the two, but in the end, I went with Don’t Breathe as Pick of the Week. More...

Featured VOD Review: Suicide Squad

November 28th, 2016

Suicide Squad

After Superman Returns struggled at the box office and The Dark Knight became a surprise $1 billion hit, the folks at Warner Bros. decided to reboot the D.C. movies as D.C. Extended Universe using the dark and gritty style of the Dark Knight Trilogy. That hasn’t worked out so far. Man of Steel barely broke even and the mixed reviews made a few people worried about the franchise’s future. The dour interpretation of Superman didn’t work and the editing and pacing was a mess, but at least it had an interesting villain. Batman v Superman was terrible and had one of the worst villains of any comic book movie I’ve seen. When that film was eviscerated by the critics, Warner Bros. stepped in and made last minute changes to Suicide Squad. Did it work? Nope. But is it better than BvS? More...

Home Market Releases for November 15th, 2016

November 15th, 2016

Game of Thrones: Season Six

There are several prime releases on this week’s Home Market report. This includes the biggest film of the week, Finding Dory, which was previously named Pick of the Week. I suspect a lot of people reading this have pre-ordered the Blu-ray already. Other contenders for Pick of the Week include Game of Thrones: Season Six and Rush: Time Stands Still on Blu-ray. I’m awarding Pick of the Week to Game of Thrones, while Rush gets Puck of the Week, for best Canadian release. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Miss Peregrine finds a Home at the top with $28.87 million

October 4th, 2016

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

The overall box office was about as strong as expected, as Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children beat expectations by the same amount as Deepwater Horizon missed expectations. This helped the overall box office grow 10% from last weekend to $114 million. However, this is still 24% lower than this weekend last year. Year-to-date, 2016 still has a lead over 2015, but that lead has shrunk to 4.9% or $390 million at $8.50 billion to $8.10 billion. If 2016’s lead falls below $325 million, then we will need to panic. Remember, last year ended with Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which earned $650 million before the end of the year. Rogue One isn’t expected to earn half of that, so 2016 is going to need a $325 million lead or it will need better depth in order to come out ahead. I would prefer the former. More...

International Box Office: Star Trek opens just Beyond Age Of Shadows with $16.6 million

September 14th, 2016

Star Trek Beyond

There were two films that could lay claim to top spot on the international chart. Star Trek Beyond has the better claim earning $16.6 million over the weekend in 40 markets for totals of $161.5 million internationally and $318.1 million worldwide. Its biggest debut came from Mexico, where it pulled in $1.29 million over the weekend for a four-day opening of $1.43 million. This was enough for first place. The film also remained in first place in China with $11.41 million over the weekend for a two-week total of $53.66 million. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Sully Saves the Box Office with $35.03 million

September 13th, 2016

Sully

Four films opened wide or semi-wide over the weekend, but only one of them, Sully, did well at the box office. It earned more than double its nearest competition, When the Bough Breaks, at $35.03 million to $14.20 million. The other two new releases bombed. Overall, the box office was flat, up 1.1% from last weekend to $101 million. This was also flat when compared to last year, down just 1.7%. Since this weekend was so close to last weekend, it should come as no surprise that the year-over-year comparison hardly moved. This time last week, 2016 was ahead of 2016 by just over 6.7%, while this week its lead is just under 6.8% at $8.10 billion to $7.58 billion. More...

Weekend Predictions: The Real Work Begins

September 8th, 2016

Morgan

The weekend after the Labor Day long weekend is often the worst weekend of the year. However, this year there two films opening wide that have a real shot at $20 million or more. Sully is Oscar-bait, but it is opening a little too early for that role and its reviews are a little below where they need to be. When the Bough Breaks is a thriller aimed at African-Americans and this time of year has become the perfect time to release such a film. Those two films should earn $50 million combined. Unfortunately, there are two other films coming out this week. The Wild Life is a third-tier animated film, while The Disappointments Room isn’t even opening truly wide. There’s a chance neither of them will reach the top five. The Disappointments Room likely won’t reach the top ten. This weekend last year, the top two films were The Perfect Guy and The Visit, which combined earned just over $50 million at the box office. It should be a really close race in the year-over-year competition. More...

International Box Office: Trek Makes Return Trip to International Chart with $37.0 million

September 7th, 2016

Star Trek Beyond

Star Trek Beyond climbed into first place for the first time in its run with $37.0 million in 40 markets for totals of $131.1 million internationally and $285.4 million worldwide. The film earned first place in China with a total opening of $30.92 million, including previews. It was not as strong in Brazil, where it earned $1.6 million on 479 screens. The film is doing well enough that it should break even, eventually, but it is not a truly monster hit. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Breathe Blows Away the New Releases

September 7th, 2016

Don’t Breathe

The Labor Day long weekend wasn’t even close with Don’t Breathe earning more over three days than any other film earned over four. There were a couple of other major stories as Suicide Squad hit $300 million on Monday and Bad Moms hit $100 million on Saturday. Given the production budgets of those two films, the latter has a lot more reasons to celebrate. As for the new releases, the studios will just be hoping no one remembers them in a few weeks. The Light Between Oceans missed the top five, while Morgan missed the top ten. The overall box office fell 16% to $99 million over the three-day weekend and $127 million including Monday. This is 8.9% higher than the same weekend last year. Year-to-date, 2016’s lead over 2015 grew to $500 million at $7.98 billion to $7.48 billion. That’s a lead of 6.7%. It would take a real collapse for 2016 to lose at this rate. More...

Weekend Estimates: Don’t Breathe Wins Long, Slow Weekend

September 4th, 2016

Don’t Breathe

Don’t Breathe is pulling off an easy win at the box office this weekend, and will become in the process the first horror film to win two straight weekends since Ouija did so, with some help from Halloween, in 2014. With an estimated 3-day $15.7 million, Don’t Breathe is ahead of Suicide Squad, which will stay in the top two for a fifth straight weekend with $10 million or so. Its total stands at $297 million as of Sunday, and will pass $300 million tomorrow. The relative success of those two films prompts a question… where are the new releases? More...

Weekend Predictions: With Labor Day Comes the Fall

September 1st, 2016

Morgan

Summer officially ends this week with Labor Day long weekend. For a lot of families, this is the last long weekend before school starts. (For other families, school has already started.) There are two films opening wide-ish this weekend. I thought Morgan would open in 2,500 theaters, but it is only opening in 2,020. That will hurt its box office chances. The Light Between Oceans is only opening in 1,500 theaters, which might prevent it from reaching the top five over the weekend. Don’t Breathe will likely remain in first place over the weekend, but I think Morgan will be closer than most people expected it to be. This weekend last year there was not a single film to earn more than $10 million over the three-day weekend. I think Don’t Breathe will top that, while Morgan will be relatively close. This should give 2016 the advantage in the year-over-year competition. More...

International Box Office: Bourne Bounces Back with $56.2 million

August 31st, 2016

Jason Bourne

Jason Bourne returned to first place with $56.2 million on 10,247 screens in 62 markets for totals of $197.73 million internationally and $347.01 million worldwide. The film earned first place in China with $23.96 million over the weekend for a six-day opening of $49.13 million. The entire six day opening is included in the weekend number. Its total in China is already better than the lifetime totals for any other film in the franchise. The film wasn’t quite as potent in Mexico, but it still did well earning first place with $1.53 million over the weekend, which is the best opening in the franchise.

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Weekend Wrap-Up: Don’t Breathe Made the Box Office Gasp with $26.41 million

August 29th, 2016

Don’t Breathe

Don’t Breathe topped the weekend box office chart earning $26.41 million. This was double its nearest competitor, Suicide Squad, and more than three times the other new release, Mechanic: Resurrection. The overall box office fell 12% from last weekend to $117 million. This is 33% higher than this weekend last year, which is really impressive for a year-over-year comparison. Year-to-date, 2016’s lead over 2015 has grown to $480 million or 6.5% at $7.81 billion to $7.33 billion. More...

Weekend Estimates: Don’t Breathe Launches with Impressive $26.1 Million

August 28th, 2016

Don’t Breathe

Fall season begins in earnest this weekend with the low-budget suspense flick Don’t Breathe taking over at the top of the box office chart. Sony is predicting a $26.1 million debut for the film, which will be the best debut for a horror or suspense film since The Purge: Election Year’s $31.5 million in July, and the best for a non-sequel since Annabelle’s $37.1 million in October, 2014. Don’t Breathe has the advantage of really good reviews (currently running at 84% positive on Rotten Tomatoes), although it will have a lot of competition over the next few weeks, with films aimed at a broadly similar audience coming out every week for the next three weeks (not to mention a truckload more arriving in October). More...

Weekend Predictions: Will the New Releases be a Breath of Fresh Air?

August 25th, 2016

Don’t Breathe

It’s the last weekend of summer and a number of schools are already back, so the box office prospects are really low. That’s not to say there’s nothing to look forward to, as Don’t Breathe is earning stellar reviews. On the other hand, Mechanic: Resurrection still has no reviews. (There was another movie, Hands of Stone, that was expected to open wide, but that is no longer the case.) This weekend last year, Straight Outta Compton completed its threepete with $13.13 million. The best new release was War Room, which only managed $11.35 million. This year, the two wide releases will topped the combined numbers of those two films, while the holdovers will push 2016 over 2015 in the year-over-year comparison. More...

International Box Office: Pets Claws Its way to the Top With $43.8 million

August 25th, 2016

The Secret Life of Pets

The Secret Life of Pets rose to first place with $43.8 million on 12,049 screens in 55 markets for totals of $327.20 million internationally and $674.03 million worldwide. The film opened in first place in Russia with $9.92 million in 1,284 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $16.24 million, including previews. More...

Weekend Estimates: Newcomers Can’t Dislodge Suicide Squad

August 21st, 2016

Suicide Squad

Three even-matched debutants proved to be no match for the incumbents at the box office this weekend, with Suicide Squad taking a third straight victory at the box office with $20.71 million, according to Warner Bros.’ Sunday morning projection. Sausage Party stays in second with $15.3 million, and that leaves the new entrants in 3rd, 4th and 5th. This was a weekend where diversity isn’t the problem, but novelty is. More...

Weekend Predictions: Dog Days of Summer are Here

August 18th, 2016

War Dogs

Summer is over, at least as far as the box office is concerned. There are three films opening wide and another expanding wide-ish, but none of them are expected to crack $20 million over the weekend. War Dogs should come the closest, but even then, it is only aiming at the midteens. Kubo and the Two Strings is the best of the new releases, but recent history isn’t kind to stop-motion animated films. The final wide release of the week is Ben-Hur. This film cost nearly $100 million to make and it is expected to bomb spectacularly. Hell or High Water is expected to expand semi-wide, perhaps wide enough to score a spot in the top ten. Suicide Squad will likely win the box office race, but this has less to do with the film’s strength and more to do with the weak competition. Speaking of weak competition, this weekend last year, Straight Outta Compton earned more than all three wide releases combined. 2016 won’t be able to match it at the top of the chart, but there’s much better depth this year than last year, so 2016 should win in the year-over-year comparison. More...

International Box Office: Suicide Slips, but Still Tops Chart with $58.7 million

August 17th, 2016

Suicide Squad

Suicide Squad saw its numbers fall dramatically, but still held onto top spot on the international chart with $58.7 million in 62 markets. The film’s totals rose to $242.5 million internationally and $465.1 million worldwide. The film’s two biggest new markets were Argentina, where it earned $2.5 million, and Italy, where it pulled in $2.15 million. Its best holdover was the U.K., where it remained in first place despite falling 62% to $5.52 million in 587 theaters for a two-week total of $28.90 million. At this pace, the film will be over $500 million worldwide before the weekend, while it is on track for $750 million worldwide in total. That should be enough to break even before its home market run. More...

Theater Averages: Hell of a Good Time

August 16th, 2016

Hell or High Water

Hell or High Water led the way on the Theater Average Chart with an average of $19,417 in 32 theaters. The studio was hoping for only half of that, so this is a fantastic start. The biggest new release of the week, Sausage Party, was next with an average of $11,042, while the overall number one film, Suicide Squad, was right behind with $10,232. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Suicide Slumps to $43.54 million, Sausage Soars with $34.26 million

August 16th, 2016

Sausage Party

The overall box office was a little weaker than expected with Suicide Squad falling nearly as fast as Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice did. On the other hand, Sausage Party opened better than expected earning a solid second place. Overall, the box office pulled in $172 million over the weekend, which is 25% smaller than last weekend. Compared to the same weekend last year, the box office was 16% higher and that’s the most important number. Year-to-date, 2016 has pulled in $7.43 billion, putting it 5.3% ahead of last year’s pace. The box office just needs to maintain its $380 million lead throughout the rest of the summer to be considered a success. More...

Weekend Estimates: Pete’s Dragon and Suicide Squad Soft, Sausage Party Firm

August 14th, 2016

Suicide Squad

A precipitous drop from last weekend won’t be enough to knock Suicide Squad off its perch at the top of the box office chart, according to studio estimates released on Friday. But a 67% fall is steep, even by modern standards. On the bright side, it is less than Batman v Superman’s 69% decline in its second weekend earlier this year, at least according to the estimates. A weak Sunday would put the two films basically neck-and-neck on that front, and it looks increasingly likely that Suicide Squad will end with less than $300 million domestically. More...

Weekend Predictions: Party Time

August 11th, 2016

Sausage Party

Before we talk about the weekend predictions... If you can read this, it means my transfer worked well enough and I can do work from my parents house while pet-sitting. I will be at my parents place for three weeks looking after their dog and cat. I was at their house for less than 30 minutes before stepping into a puddle of dog drool. It is going to be a very long three weeks. ... As for the releases for the week, they are all amazing. The film earning the weakest reviews at the moment is Sausage Party, which is earning 82% positive reviews. 82% positive is the weakest of the three wide releases. That's amazing. On the other hand, it won't be the biggest release of the week. Pete’s Dragon has a better than 50/50 chance at reaching $100 million in total; however, as a family film, it will start relatively slow, but have good legs. Finally, there’s Florence Foster Jenkins, which is an early Oscar contender. It is not opening in a lot of theaters, so it is going to need great word-of-mouth to thrive. None of these new releases will match last year’s number one film, Straight Outta Compton, so it will be up to Suicide Squad to keep 2016 on the winning track. I think it will collapse by more than 60%, but 2016 has a lot better depth than 2015 and it will come out on top. More...

International Box Office: Squad Scores $132 million Opening

August 10th, 2016

Suicide Squad

As expected, Suicide Squad easily won the international box office race pulling in $132 million in 57 markets. However, its results in individual markets were mixed when compared to its domestic opening, as well as when compared to Batman v Superman. For example, the film earned first place in Russia with $11.42 million over the weekend, while BvS opened with $7.84 million. It is also a little better than its debut here, given the size of the two markets, and the slumping rubles. On the other hand, the film managed $13.9 million in the U.K., compared to BvS’s opening of $20.66 million. Likewise, a $13.9 million opening in the U.K. is equivalent to about $90 million here, which is much less than its debut here. That’s still a huge opening, but not a monster opening. BvS finished with over $500 million internationally; if Suicide Squad finishes with just under $400 million internationally, it will break even, so the studio can’t be too upset. They could yell, “Damn the critics, full speed ahead.” and let the D.C. Extended Universe turn into another Transformers. Hit after hit, but critically reviled. More...

Contest: Live or Die: Winning Announcement

August 10th, 2016

Suicide Squad

The winners of our Live or Die contest were determined and the entrants with the closest predictions for Suicide Squad opening weekend were... More...

Theater Averages: Operation Excellence

August 9th, 2016

Operation Chromite

Operation Chromite, the South Korean war movie, opened on first place on the theater average chart with $31,662. This put it just ahead of the overall box office champion, Suicide Squad, which earned an average of $31,418. Little Men was next with an average of $15,184 in two theaters. The re-release of Elevator to the Gallows was close behind with $14,334 in its lone theater. The final film in the $10,000 club was Equity, with an average of $13,629 in four theaters during its second weekend of release. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Suicide Starts Strong with $133.68 Million, but Signs of Long-Term Weakness

August 9th, 2016

Suicide Squad

Overall, the weekend lived up to expectations, with Suicide Squad doing a little better than expected at the expense of some of its competition. For example, Jason Bourne had one of the worst sophomore stint declines of the summer. The overall box office rose 20% from last weekend hitting $229 million. Suicide Squad earned more this weekend than the entire box office earned this weekend last year, so it should come as no surprise that the year-over-year growth was stunning at 73%. Year-to-date, 2016 saw its lead over 2015 grow by more than $100 million hitting 5.3% at $7.16 billion to $6.80 billion. More...

Weekend Estimates: Suicide Squad Crashes into August Record Books

August 7th, 2016

Suicide Squad

One of the most talked-about debuts of the year is shaping up to be one of the better ones. Suicide Squad will open with about $135 million, according to Warner Bros., easily the biggest weekend in August, beating Guardians of the Galaxy’s $94.3 million in 2014. It’s also the 3rd-best weekend in 2016, and should earn a little more than Deadpool’s $132 million debut. In spite of these awesome stats, there’s about as much negative press for the film as positive, and some of it not entirely fair. More...

Weekend Predictions: Suicide Hopes to Have Long Life at the Box Office

August 4th, 2016

Suicide Squad

Before we talk about the weekend predictions... Warner Bros. owns D.C. Comics and a 30% share in Rotten Tomatoes. So accusing Rotten Tomatoes of having an anti-D.C. bias is silly. Starting a petition to shut down Rotten Tomatoes is a sign you really need a more productive hobby. I suggest Magic: The Gathering. ... Moving on... Suicide Squad is the last major release of the summer. Unfortunately, its reviews are among the worst of any $100 million movie released this summer. The counter-programming this week is Nine Lives, a talking animal / body swap movie that still has no reviews on Rotten Tomatoes. Many analysts think it will fail to reach the top five during its opening weekend. This weekend last year was the weekend Fantastic Four opened. Suicide Squad should crush that movie at the box office. In fact, it should earn more than the top ten earned last year. More...

Contest: Bourne Free: Winning Announcement

August 4th, 2016

Jason Bourne

The winners of our Bourne Free contest were determined and the entrants with the closest predictions for Jason Bourne opening weekend were... More...

2016 Preview: August

August 1st, 2016

Suicide Squad

July did reasonably well, thanks mostly to The Secret Life of Pets, which will top $300 million shortly and could earn double its nearest competitor when all is said and done. That said, there were also a quartet of $100 million hits as well, so the month had good depth as well. August isn’t as lucky. There is one film that is expected to earn $100 million during its opening weekend, Suicide Squad, and one more that is expected to reach $100 million in total, Pete’s Dragon. There could be a surprise hit among the rest of the releases, (my long shot with a shot is Sausage Party) but for the most part, the rest of the wide releases would be happy with just $50 million at the box office. Last August was a disaster and Straight Outta Compton was the only hit of the month. Unless Suicide Squad bombs compared to expectations, 2016 will come out ahead in the year-over-year comparison. More...

Contest: Live or Die

July 29th, 2016

Suicide Squad

Next week is the first week of August and only two wide releases are coming out: Nine Lives and Suicide Squad. ... It is not going to be a competitive weekend at the box office. There are many who think Suicide Squad will earn well over $100 million during its opening weekend, so there’s little doubt it should be the target film in this week's Box Office Prediction contest. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office number for Suicide Squad.

The main prize this week is a John Travolta Blu-ray Bundle that includes five Blu-rays, plus a Digital Download Code. The bundle is lead by I Am Wrath (Blu-ray Combo Pack), as well as The Forger (Blu-ray); From Paris With Love (Blu-ray); The Punisher (Blu-ray); Pulp Fiction (Blu-ray); and She’s So Lovely (Digital Downloads).

To determine the winner, we will look at the participant who came the closest without going over and the participant who came the closest without going under. Whoever is closest among those two wins the John Travolta Blu-ray Bundle. The other will win a pair of previously reviewed movies.

Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will be in the running for the John Travolta Blu-ray Bundle. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will also be in the running for the John Travolta Blu-ray Bundle. To determine the winner, we will look at the participant who came the closest without going over and the participant who came the closest without going under. Whoever is closest among those two wins the John Travolta Blu-ray Bundle. The other will win a pair of previously reviewed movies.

Finally, we will be choosing an entrant from the group of people who haven't won, or haven't won recently, and they will also win a Frankenprize consisting of a pair of previously reviewed movies.

Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

The shaded area represents the expected performance range for a film, based on its opening weekend box office. 95% of films fall within the shaded area. If a film trends towards the top end of the shaded area, it has good legs compared to the average film; if it trends towards the bottom end of the shaded area, it has poor legs. The predictive area is based on movies from the past 5 years.

Compare this performance with other movies…

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/08/05 1 $133,682,248   4,255 $31,418   $133,682,248 3
2016/08/12 1 $43,536,013 -67% 4,255 $10,232   $222,640,741 10
2016/08/19 1 $20,855,401 -52% 3,924 $5,315   $262,428,736 17
2016/08/26 2 $12,248,439 -41% 3,582 $3,419   $283,021,066 24
2016/09/02 2 $9,910,256 -19% 3,292 $3,010   $297,327,572 31
2016/09/09 4 $5,723,038 -42% 3,103 $1,844   $307,480,891 38
2016/09/16 7 $4,701,834 -18% 2,740 $1,716   $313,774,166 45
2016/09/23 8 $3,108,351 -34% 2,172 $1,431   $318,131,694 52
2016/09/30 11 $1,917,283 -38% 1,638 $1,171   $320,857,912 59
2016/10/07 12 $1,123,640 -41% 972 $1,156   $322,547,564 66
2016/10/14 15 $716,073 -36% 630 $1,137   $323,676,752 73
2016/10/21 20 $385,211 -46% 383 $1,006   $324,271,174 80
2016/10/28 24 $282,639 -27% 332 $851   $324,673,191 87
2016/11/04 25 $246,363 -13% 245 $1,006   $325,021,779 94

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/08/05 1 $64,893,248   4,255 $15,251   $64,893,248 1
2016/08/06 1 $38,578,832 -41% 4,255 $9,067   $103,472,080 2
2016/08/07 1 $30,210,168 -22% 4,255 $7,100   $133,682,248 3
2016/08/08 1 $13,143,474 -56% 4,255 $3,089   $146,825,722 4
2016/08/09 1 $14,261,461 +9% 4,255 $3,352   $161,087,183 5
2016/08/10 1 $9,815,378 -31% 4,255 $2,307   $170,902,561 6
2016/08/11 1 $8,202,167 -16% 4,255 $1,928   $179,104,728 7
2016/08/12 2 $13,103,794 +60% 4,255 $3,080   $192,208,522 8
2016/08/13 1 $17,530,577 +34% 4,255 $4,120   $209,739,099 9
2016/08/14 1 $12,901,642 -26% 4,255 $3,032   $222,640,741 10
2016/08/15 1 $5,003,280 -61% 4,255 $1,176   $227,644,021 11
2016/08/16 1 $6,233,298 +25% 4,255 $1,465   $233,877,319 12
2016/08/17 1 $4,125,332 -34% 4,255 $970   $238,002,651 13
2016/08/18 1 $3,570,684 -13% 4,255 $839   $241,573,335 14
2016/08/19 1 $6,008,693 +68% 3,924 $1,531   $247,582,028 15
2016/08/20 1 $8,646,691 +44% 3,924 $2,204   $256,228,719 16
2016/08/21 1 $6,200,017 -28% 3,924 $1,580   $262,428,736 17
2016/08/22 1 $2,135,015 -66% 3,924 $544   $264,563,751 18
2016/08/23 1 $2,691,263 +26% 3,924 $686   $267,255,014 19
2016/08/24 1 $1,827,395 -32% 3,924 $466   $269,082,409 20
2016/08/25 1 $1,690,218 -8% 3,924 $431   $270,772,627 21
2016/08/26 2 $3,309,941 +96% 3,582 $924   $274,082,568 22
2016/08/27 2 $5,487,910 +66% 3,582 $1,532   $279,570,478 23
2016/08/28 2 $3,450,588 -37% 3,582 $963   $283,021,066 24
2016/08/29 2 $1,061,144 -69% 3,582 $296   $284,082,210 25
2016/08/30 2 $1,380,335 +30% 3,582 $385   $285,462,545 26
2016/08/31 2 $954,664 -31% 3,582 $267   $286,417,209 27
2016/09/01 2 $1,000,107 +5% 3,582 $279   $287,417,316 28
2016/09/02 2 $2,316,150 +132% 3,292 $704   $289,733,466 29
2016/09/03 2 $3,830,182 +65% 3,292 $1,163   $293,563,648 30
2016/09/04 2 $3,763,924 -2% 3,292 $1,143   $297,327,572 31
2016/09/05 2 $2,776,765 -26% 3,292 $843   $300,104,337 32
2016/09/06 2 $708,166 -74% 3,292 $215   $300,812,503 33
2016/09/07 2 $500,309 -29% 3,292 $152   $301,312,812 34
2016/09/08 2 $445,041 -11% 3,292 $135   $301,757,853 35
2016/09/09 4 $1,451,454 +226% 3,103 $468   $303,209,307 36
2016/09/10 4 $2,779,675 +92% 3,103 $896   $305,988,982 37
2016/09/11 4 $1,491,909 -46% 3,103 $481   $307,480,891 38
2016/09/12 4 $378,625 -75% 3,103 $122   $307,859,516 39
2016/09/13 4 $504,354 +33% 3,103 $163   $308,363,870 40
2016/09/14 4 $358,066 -29% 3,103 $115   $308,721,936 41
2016/09/15 4 $350,396 -2% 3,103 $113   $309,072,332 42
2016/09/16 7 $1,192,098 +240% 2,740 $435   $310,264,430 43
2016/09/17 7 $2,257,013 +89% 2,740 $824   $312,521,443 44
2016/09/18 6 $1,252,723 -44% 2,740 $457   $313,774,166 45
2016/09/19 7 $305,180 -76% 2,740 $111   $314,079,346 46
2016/09/20 7 $396,134 +30% 2,740 $145   $314,475,480 47
2016/09/21 7 $294,665 -26% 2,740 $108   $314,770,145 48
2016/09/22 7 $253,198 -14% 2,740 $92   $315,023,343 49
2016/09/23 8 $805,132 +218% 2,172 $371   $315,828,475 50
2016/09/24 8 $1,492,109 +85% 2,172 $687   $317,320,584 51
2016/09/25 8 $811,110 -46% 2,172 $373   $318,131,694 52
2016/09/26 8 $200,102 -75% 2,172 $92   $318,331,796 53
2016/09/27 8 $253,061 +26% 2,172 $117   $318,584,857 54
2016/09/28 8 $194,419 -23% 2,172 $90   $318,779,276 55
2016/09/29 8 $161,353 -17% 2,172 $74   $318,940,629 56
2016/09/30 11 $490,081 +204% 1,638 $299   $319,430,710 57
2016/10/01 10 $917,149 +87% 1,638 $560   $320,347,859 58
2016/10/02 11 $510,053 -44% 1,638 $311   $320,857,912 59
2016/10/03 11 $162,362 -68% 1,638 $99   $321,020,274 60
2016/10/04 12 $161,295 -1% 1,638 $98   $321,181,569 61
2016/10/05 12 $127,230 -21% 1,638 $78   $321,308,799 62
2016/10/06 11 $115,125 -10% 1,638 $70   $321,423,924 63
2016/10/07 12 $298,538 +159% 972 $307   $321,722,462 64
2016/10/08 12 $497,827 +67% 972 $512   $322,220,289 65
2016/10/09 12 $327,275 -34% 972 $337   $322,547,564 66
2016/10/10 12 $150,181 -54% 972 $155   $322,697,745 67
2016/10/11 15 $102,410 -32% 972 $105   $322,800,155 68
2016/10/12 14 $91,157 -11% 972 $94   $322,891,312 69
2016/10/13 15 $69,367 -24% 972 $71   $322,960,679 70
2016/10/14 - $186,196 +168% 630 $296   $323,146,875 71
2016/10/15 - $333,880 +79% 630 $530   $323,480,755 72
2016/10/16 - $195,997 -41% 630 $311   $323,676,752 73
2016/10/17 - $54,980 -72% 630 $87   $323,731,732 74
2016/10/18 - $57,344 +4% 630 $91   $323,789,076 75
2016/10/19 - $48,442 -16% 630 $77   $323,837,518 76
2016/10/20 - $48,445 n/c 630 $77   $323,885,963 77
2016/10/21 - $105,837 +118% 383 $276   $323,991,800 78
2016/10/22 - $174,223 +65% 383 $455   $324,166,023 79
2016/10/23 - $105,151 -40% 383 $275   $324,271,174 80
2016/10/24 - $31,100 -70% 383 $81   $324,302,274 81
2016/10/25 - $31,688 +2% 383 $83   $324,333,962 82
2016/10/26 - $27,168 -14% 383 $71   $324,361,130 83
2016/10/27 - $29,422 +8% 383 $77   $324,390,552 84
2016/10/28 - $75,074 +155% 332 $226   $324,465,626 85
2016/10/29 - $125,701 +67% 332 $379   $324,591,327 86
2016/10/30 - $81,864 -35% 332 $247   $324,673,191 87
2016/10/31 - $27,015 -67% 332 $81   $324,700,206 88
2016/11/01 - $27,876 +3% 332 $84   $324,728,082 89
2016/11/02 - $24,213 -13% 332 $73   $324,752,295 90
2016/11/03 - $23,121 -5% 332 $70   $324,775,416 91
2016/11/04 - $62,830 +172% 245 $256   $324,838,246 92
2016/11/05 - $118,121 +88% 245 $482   $324,956,367 93
2016/11/06 - $65,412 -45% 245 $267   $325,021,779 94
2016/11/07 - $18,114 -72% 245 $74   $325,039,893 95
2016/11/08 - $21,237 +17% 245 $87   $325,061,130 96
2016/11/09 - $15,710 -26% 245 $64   $325,076,840 97
2016/11/10 - $23,214 +48% 245 $95   $325,100,054 98

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2016/08/05 1 $179,104,728   4,255 $42,093   $179,104,728 7
2016/08/12 1 $62,468,607 -65% 4,255 $14,681   $241,573,335 14
2016/08/19 1 $29,199,292 -53% 3,924 $7,441   $270,772,627 21
2016/08/26 2 $16,644,689 -43% 3,582 $4,647   $287,417,316 28
2016/09/02 2 $14,340,537 -14% 3,292 $4,356   $301,757,853 35
2016/09/09 4 $7,314,479 -49% 3,103 $2,357   $309,072,332 42
2016/09/16 7 $5,951,011 -19% 2,740 $2,172   $315,023,343 49
2016/09/23 8 $3,917,286 -34% 2,172 $1,804   $318,940,629 56
2016/09/30 11 $2,483,295 -37% 1,638 $1,516   $321,423,924 63
2016/10/07 12 $1,536,755 -38% 972 $1,581   $322,960,679 70
2016/10/14 15 $925,284 -40% 630 $1,469   $323,885,963 77
2016/10/21 21 $504,589 -45% 383 $1,317   $324,390,552 84
2016/10/28 23 $384,864 -24% 332 $1,159   $324,775,416 91
2016/11/04 25 $324,638 -16% 245 $1,325   $325,100,054 98

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Argentina 8/12/2016 $2,500,000 0 0 0 $2,500,000 8/15/2016
Australia 8/5/2016 $10,599,729 517 517 2511 $26,022,909 10/20/2016
Brazil 8/5/2016 $11,300,000 0 0 0 $27,800,000 8/22/2016
Bulgaria 8/4/2016 $149,636 0 0 0 $730,794 11/3/2016
Czech Republic 8/5/2016 $493,338 102 102 378 $1,629,202 10/5/2016
France 8/3/2016 $0 0 0 0 $15,100,000 8/22/2016
Germany 8/19/2016 $6,800,000 0 0 0 $11,200,000 8/29/2016
Italy 8/12/2016 $2,154,489 0 0 0 $13,435,689 9/22/2016
Lithuania 8/5/2016 $109,901 156 156 582 $509,668 9/30/2016
Mexico 8/5/2016 $10,273,424 0 0 0 $26,023,429 9/21/2016
Netherlands 8/5/2016 $1,618,814 114 114 967 $6,222,545 10/18/2016
New Zealand 8/5/2016 $1,585,365 150 150 692 $3,883,562 10/3/2016
Portugal 8/5/2016 $674,712 99 99 479 $2,743,607 10/13/2016
Russia (CIS) 8/5/2016 $11,423,194 1101 1101 4288 $24,097,843 9/14/2016
Slovakia 8/5/2016 $302,172 60 60 200 $847,512 10/6/2016
Slovenia 8/5/2016 $49,268 22 22 79 $255,448 10/14/2016
South Korea 8/2/2016 $6,131,636 817 817 1266 $14,099,790 10/27/2016
Spain 8/5/2016 $3,368,589 569 569 2567 $12,266,780 10/27/2016
Turkey 8/12/2016 $1,184,885 531 531 2095 $3,990,860 9/29/2016
United Kingdom 8/5/2016 $14,704,946 573 587 3066 $44,002,417 9/14/2016
 
Rest of World $182,237,945
 
International Total$419,600,000 11/3/2016

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