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Warner Bros. Suicide Squad Breaks First Week Records For August


(CelebrityAccess) — Warner's summer action blockbuster Suicide Squad shook off some tepid reviews for a huge opening weekend, taking in an estimated $135.1M domestically and $267.1M internationally for its debut weekend, according to estimates compiled by comScore.

The ensemble movie, based on a D.C. comic title, features Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto and others cast as comic villains turned to reluctant heroes. The movie broke the record for the biggest August opening for a film to date.

Universal's Matt Damon action thriller Jason Bourne held on the number 2 spot, taking down a comfortable $22.7M for its second week, while the STX Entertainment comedy Bad Moms claimed the number three spot, earning $14.2.

Time Raiders, a Chinese film by Shiji Changlong Film studio had a strong opening week internationally, posting $64.6M on its opening weekend, primarily in Chinese markets. – Staff Writers

Estimates for the domestic top ten for the week of August 7th, compiled by comScore.

Suicide Squad – Warner Bros. – $135.1M
Jason Bourne – Universal – $22.7M
Bad Moms – STX Entertainment – $14.2M
Secret Life Of Pets, The – Universal – $11.6M
Star Trek Beyond – Paramount – $10.2M
Nine Lives – EuropaCorp – $6.5M
Lights Out – Warner Bros. – $6.0M
Nerve – Lionsgate – $4.9M
Ghostbusters – Sony – $4.8M
Ice Age: Collision Course – 20th Century Fox – $4.3M