Ever since it hit theaters on August 5th, David Ayer’s Suicide Squad has been a box office force to be reckoned with, with the film now sitting at $318.5 million domestically and a total worldwide gross of $731 million. About a week ago, it was reported that Suicide Squad had surpassed 2014’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier’s lifetime box office gross, and it looks like Warner Bros. has scored another “victory” against Marvel Studios.
As reported by ComicBookMovie [via CinemaBlend], Suicide Squad’s most recent tally puts it ahead of the original Iron Man from 2008, and now sits as the 50th highest grossing domestic movie of all time. This puts it in company with other very successful superhero films such as Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, The Dark Knight, and Iron Man 3.
Suicide Squad’s numbers are certainly impressive, especially when you take into account that the film was panned by critics and was released in a disappointing summer release season that saw many big studio pictures suffer massive losses. Clearly, audiences are enjoying the DC Extended Universe films so far, and it will be interesting to see whether next year’s Wonder Woman and Justice League can climb even higher on the all-time box office list.