The worst heroes ever didn’t just dominate the North American box office this weekend, they also made out like bandits overseas.
In addition to the $135.1 million domestic debut, “Suicide Squad” took in another $132 million in 57 markets, bringing the film’s five-day worldwide total to $267.1 million.
That’s a record overseas opening for August, and nearly double what Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” earned in its 2014 debut. The Warner Bros. film also set a new international record for an IMAX debut with $7.2 million while scoring the second-largest DC Comics debut and fifth-largest Warner Bros. debut.
The United Kingdom led the foreign markets with $13.9 million.
Written and directed David Ayer, who thanked fans for the opening success, “Suicide Squad” cost an estimated $175 million to produce, with millions more spent on marketing and distribution.
“Suicide Squad” stars Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman, Viola Davis, Jai Courtney, Karen Fukuhara, Jay Hernandez, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Ike Barinholtz, Scott Eastwood and Cara Delevingne.
Thank you thank you thank you! To the folks making @SuicideSquadWB a success this weekend. It’s just a fun Summer movie with a good heart.
— David Ayer (@DavidAyerMovies) August 7, 2016