Suicide Squad breaks August opening record, topping Guardians of the Galaxy

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Suicide Squad might’ve bombed with critics, but the latest DC flick hit its target at the box office.

According to Box Office Mojo, David Ayer‘s film came in at #1 with an estimated $135.1 million, having the biggest August opening weekend ever. Guardians of the Galaxy previously held this record with $94.3 million. Of course Guardians of the Galaxy also got much better reviews, which helped it to prevail at the box office. Meanwhile, Suicide Squad may follow in the footsteps of Batman v Superman, which opened quite well and then plummeted during its second week. With a budget of $175 million, the film will need strong legs at the domestic and international box office to show a significant profit.

Jason Bourne claimed the #2 spot with an estimated $22.7 million, dropping 61.6% after it’s opening. Bad Moms came in third with $14.2 million, The Secret Life of Pets was #4 with $11.6 million, and Star Trek Beyond rounded out the top five with $10.2 million.

Check out the full weekend box office estimates below:

1. Suicide Squad – $135,105,000
2. Jason Bourne – $22,710,000
3. Bad Moms – $14,204,000
4. The Secret Life of Pets – $11,560,000
5. Star Trek Beyond – $10,200,000
6. Nine Lives – $6,500,000
7. Lights Out – $6,005,000
8. Nerve – $4,900,000
9. Ghostbusters – $4,800,000
10. Ice Age: Collision Course – $4,300,000


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About Nick Spake

Nick Spake has been working as an entertainment writer for the past ten years, but he's been a lover of film ever since seeing the opening sequence of The Lion King. Movies are more than just escapism to Nick, they're a crucial part of our society that shape who we are. He now serves as the Features Editor at Flickreel and author of its regular column, 'Nick Flicks'.

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