‘Suicide Squad’ smashes box office records in PH
Villains-turned-heroes movie “Suicide Squad” has broken box office records in the country as it raked in 161.26-million in just four days during its opening weekend.
Warner Bros. Pictures said that “Suicide Squad” is now the all-time biggest August opening weekend, all-time biggest opening weekend for an R-rated film and all-time biggest opening weekend for a Will Smith film in the Philippines.
In its opening weekend, the film dominated the box office with $267 million: $135.1 million from US total sales and $132 million in 57 territories.
Warner Bros. distribution President Veronica Kwan Vanderberg said: “We knew there was great anticipation for this film, but we are thrilled to see that translated to such a spectacular result. And with key territories like Japan, Germany and Italy yet to open, we feel confident that the Squad will continue to entertain audiences everywhere for the foreseeable future.”
The film’s strong showing in the box office has been marred by harsh reviews from critics.
“Suicide Squad” was directed by David Ayer and features a star-studded cast which includes Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman, Viola Davis, Jai Courtney, Jay Hernandez, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Ike Barinholtz, Scott Eastwood, Cara Delevingne, Adam Beach and Karen Fukuhara. AJH/RAM