BOX OFFICE: SUICIDE SQUAD Now Tracking For Record Breaking $140 Million Opening Weekend

BOX OFFICE: SUICIDE SQUAD Now Tracking For Record Breaking $140 Million Opening Weekend

Just one week ago, Suicide Squad was on track to debut with around $115 million, but the latest projects from box office analysts point to Task Force X's big screen debut being even more massive...

The first wave of reviews for Suicide Squad are expected to find their way online tomorrow, and assuming they're positive, the sky looks set to be the limit for the movie this weekend. Following early estimates which pointed to an opening around the $115 million mark (which will be the biggest August debut of all-time), analysts now believe that Suicide Squad could go as high as $130 million - 140 million. Warner Bros. meanwhile is being a little more conservative with an estimate of $125 million. 

Should Suicide Squad creep up towards $140 million, it will beat Pixar's Finding Dory for the third biggest opening of 2016. It will also top Deadpool's $132.4 million bow from back in February. 

Suicide Squad won't beat Captain America: Civil War or Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (though it could rival the latter if it massively exceeds expectations; stranger things have happened), but this is a huge debut for a new property, especially when you take into account the fact that The Joker is probably the only character non-comic book fans recognise. Negative reviews didn't hurt Batman v Superman too much during its first weekend, but it obviously dropped significantly by the second. 

What's in store for Suicide Squad remains to be seen, but here's hoping those reviews are good...
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