Warner Bros. Pictures and DC Comics’ Suicide Squad has been billed as one of the stand out films of 2016 – generating massive hype and an all-star cast including the likes of Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto and Batman himself, Mr Ben Affleck.
No surprise then that early box office predictions for the blockbuster, which started releasing tickets this week for it’s August release, are anticipating perhaps one of the biggest opening weekends in Hollywood‘s history – not bad for a comic book movie centered around villains rather than heroes.
After Warner Bros. flagship release Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice falling very short of it’s intended predictions earlier this year, the studio giant has the future of it’s DC Universe franchise resting solely on the success of David Ayer’s Suicide Squad.
With veteran director David Ayer (Training Day, Fury) leading this band of villainous mercenaries, many industry insiders are predicting a weekend opening somewhere between $125 million and $150 million in the US alone.
Suicide Squad will follow the events set out in Batman v Superman when the government, overwhelmed by an increase in alien activity generated by the arrival of Superman, decides to put together a special task force made up of some of the biggest and baddest villains the world has to offer in order to take down a powerful new villain. However not all goes to plan when criminal super-villain Joker (Jared Leto) turns up with his own agenda.
The film has already been confirmed as a major attraction at next weeks Comic Con International where the vast majority of the cast are likely to congregate and release exclusive content just before the official worldwide box office release.
Suicide Squad hits cinemas everywhere from 5 August 2016