Well hey, the wait is over, but was it even worth it? Our answer is no.
As viewers and huge fans of all things DC, we were disappointed at the potential which simply went sliding down the drain. However, the same can’t be said for Warner Bros. Pictures, as that insane amount of marketing in the lead up to the recent release of Suicide Squad paid off.
It is official: Suicide Squad set box office records on opening day.
The action film has taken $3,213,153 at the Australian box office on its opening day, making it the biggest opening day ever in August.
Before any of your angry comments, let’s just clarify that indeed, we are aware that this ‘record’ is an Australian one, specifically for the month of August. Big deal? Not really. Still impressive though.
In a year that has been dominated by comic book blockbusters, Suicide Squad had the #2 opening day for a superhero film in 2016, behind the somewhat deplorable Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice ($3.41 million) and in front of Captain America: Civil War ($3.06 million) and Deadpool ($2.94 million).
Fun Fact: This success marks the biggest opening day for a Will Smith flick in Australia, surpassing 2008’s I Am Legend.
It sure will be interesting to see just how successful (or unsuccessful) this mammoth of a film will be. Our guess is that as reviews continue to slam the story, lack of character development and several other flaws, ticket sales and revenue will plummet.
Unfortunately, the Chinese movie market – the No. 2 in the world – most likely won’t be able to assist with sales of Warner’s tentpole; no release date has been set for the film in China, and it doesn’t seem like that’s going to change. ‘China Film Group’ have commented that they “don’t think it’s a good film to release in China.”
Did you enjoy Suicide Squad? Was it worth your money? Let us know what you think.
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