Last weekend Suicide Squad crossed the $700 million mark, and this weekend it continued to dominate at the box office!
To date, David Ayer’s movie about bad guys has made about $718 million world wide. That is a huge number for a brand new superhero movie franchise, especially one that got banned in China, the second biggest movie market. It’s also huge number for a movie that got absolutely destroyed by critics.
At $718 million world wide, Suicide Squad has also passed two huge movies based on Marvel characters. Marvel Studios’ Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which was hot off billion dollar movies like The Avengers and Iron Man 3 and received rave reviews, made $714 million. And that’s with $115 million from China!
Spider-Man is arguably Marvel’s most popular superhero, and Sony’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2 made $708 million (with the help of China) in 2014.
There’s been a lot of negatively surrounding Suicide Squad in the mainstream press, but the facts are out there now. It’s extremely interesting and surprising to me that a brand new superhero franchise that got critically destroyed just beat two of the biggest superhero franchises in the world this weekend!
What do you make of Suicide Squad’s success? Let me know in the comments below.