Despite tepid reviews, “Suicide Squad” had a strong showing at the box office this past weekend raking in $133.7 million from domestic theaters — and the success continued even after the weekend, as the film secured the record for the highest-gross ever, for a Monday, in August.
According to Box Office Mojo, “Suicide Squad” earned $13.1 million from Monday night showings alone. The previous record holder was 2014’s “Guardians of the Galaxy,” which made $11.7 million the Monday following its release on August 4.
While things have been good for “Suicide Squad” so far, estimates for next weekend predict the film will make $51-54 million from domestic theaters. If so, the film would see a 60-61% decline from its freshman weekend. In comparison, “Batman v Superman” dropped 76% in its second weekend.
Written and directed by David Ayer, and starring Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto, Viola Davis, Joel Kinnaman, Ben Affleck and many others, “Suicide Squad” is currently in theaters.
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