Two weeks after release, Suicide Squad continues to be a hot ticket at the box office.
The film notably had the biggest-ever August opening when it was released earlier this month and Deadline is now reporting that the David Ayer-directed DC Comics adaptation has crossed the $500 million mark at the global box office with a figure of $509M after 13 days on the market.
Breaking things down, the film’s North American box office total stands at around $238M while its overseas gross sits at $271M.It currently sits as the No. 11 movie of the year and will likely climb even higher this weekend, where it’s expected to remain in the top spot. Domestically, this would make Suicide Squad the fifth movie this year to hold the No. 1 spot for three weekends in a row, alongside Deadpool, Zootopia, The Jungle Book, and Finding Dory.
Veronika Kwan Vandenberg, WB President of Worldwide Distribution, said, “It is incredibly rewarding to see audiences around the world coming out in such a big way for Suicide Squad. We have several major markets yet to open, and expect to continue seeing strong returns at the box office for the weeks to come.” Japan will be the final market on September 10; there are currently no plans to release it in China.
While Suicide Squad has endured harsh criticism, audiences seem to be taking to the villain team-up flick. Its second weekend hold overseas was down considerably versus Batman v Superman’s second weekend back in March, at a drop of 55.7% compared to 66 % for BVS, suggesting that it may have longer term success at the box office than 2016’s other blockbuster DC movie.