Follow us on

Weekend Theater Counts: Suicide Squad Lands in 4,255 Locations

August 4th, 2016

Suicide Squad

Suicide Squad may end up not living up to the hype, but it won’t be for lack of trying. The dark superhero movie will open in 4,255 theaters this weekend, according to Warner Bros.. That’s far more than Deadpool’s 3,558 back in February, which was enough for a $132 million opening weekend. It’s on par with the 4,242 theaters that played Batman v Superman, which delivered a $166 million debut, on the back of similarly-dismal reviews. A performance somewhere between those two numbers is widely expected, although an August release date works against it, and we’re going with a more modest $125 million.

Looking ahead to next weekend, Sausage Party is expected to start out in a relatively modest 2,800 locations while Florence Foster Jenkins is slated for 1,500 venues. Pete’s Dragon will try to improve on the weak start posted by The BFG ($18.7m from 3,357) from a roughly equivalent 3,400 theaters.

Theater Counts for Weekend of August 5

Suicide SquadWarner Bros.4,255new
Jason BourneUniversal4,0404,026+14
The Secret Life of PetsUniversal3,4133,673-260
Star Trek BeyondParamount Pictures3,2633,928-665
Bad MomsSTX Entertainment3,2153,2150
Ice Age: Collision Course20th Century Fox2,7383,997-1,259
Lights OutWarner Bros.2,5812,835-254
GhostbustersSony Pictures2,5453,052-507
Nine LivesEuropaCorp2,264new
Finding DoryWalt Disney1,1221,733-611
The Legend of TarzanWarner Bros.6481,503-855
Café SocietyLionsgate631565+66
Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates20th Century Fox2971,070-773
Central IntelligenceWarner Bros.266652-386
The BFGWalt Disney234273-39
Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie20th Century Fox226355-129
The Purge: Election YearUniversal206503-297
The Jungle BookWalt Disney200225-25
Captain America: Civil WarWalt Disney17485+89
The Conjuring 2Warner Bros.166244-78
Independence Day: Resurgence20th Century Fox165227-62
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the ShadowsParamount Pictures141170-29
Alice Through the Looking GlassWalt Disney126146-20
Me Before YouWarner Bros.103188-85
Now You See Me 2Lionsgate85135-50
GleasonOpen Road699+60
IndignationRoadside Attractions554+51
Love & FriendshipRoadside Attractions3452-18
Our Kind of TraitorRoadside Attractions1533-18
GeniusRoadside Attractions1311+2
Little MenMagnolia2new
Elevator to the Gallows (opened Weds.)Rialto Pictures1new
Front CoverStrand1new
Multiple ManiacsJanus Films1new
Note: New theater counts are added as studios report throughout the day on Thursday

Estimates for Weekend of August 12

Sausage PartySony Pictures2,800
Florence Foster JenkinsParamount Pictures1,500
Pete's DragonWalt Disney3,400
Hell or High WaterLionsgate30

Filed under: Theater Counts