UPDATED, Friday 2:24 PM: Going into the weekend, Warner Bros.’ Suicide Squad is sitting pretty at $191.5M internationally, having grossed a big $11.7M on Wednesday and another $11.4M on last night. Globally, the DC Comic fan favorite has cumed $370.6M on its way to over $400M after it rolls through this weekend.
The David Ayer film opened in Argentina yesterday to dominate the market with a 72% share of the Top 5 films in play. With $426K on 314 screens, it would seem small in comparison to the U.S. market, but that gross was well ahead of its other comps in the marketplace — 119% higher than the bow of Guardians of the Galaxy and 77% head of Deadpool.
The records it has racked up overall include the biggest August opening day ever in North America and abroad. Currently, with Russia clocking in with a $16.3M gross for Suicide Squad, it has surpassed the entire run of Batman v Superman. Likewise, in Mexico where it has collected $15.3M, the film has surpassed the entire run of its comp Guardians of the Galaxy in that country.
The film will be released in Italy, Germany and Japan in the coming weeks
PREVIOUSLY, WED, 5:21 PM: This morning we reported that Warner Bros’ Suicide Squad is crushing it domestically in midweek numbers, busting through Guardians of the Galaxy‘s grosses one after another. After opening to $133.3M in 57 markets this weekend to push it past comp Deadpool, the movie based on the DC Comic has grossed an estimated $15.7M Monday with another $15.3M on Tuesday to bring its international cume up to $165M. With domestic haul of $161M added in, David Ayer’s raucous romp has grossed a $326.1M for the studio so far.
In Brazil, Suicide Squad has passed the entire run of Guardians of the Galaxy after only six days in release there, scooping up $14.9M.
With its top offshore market so far being the U.K. with $19.7M, the supervillain pic starring Will Smith, Jared Leto and Margot Robbie salso pushed over Guardians’ entire gross run in South Korea with $12.1M after only one week in release. That country has a holiday next weekend with the celebration of its Independence Day on August 15, which might help moviegoing in the territory.
Its No. 2 offshore market is Russia ($14.2M), followed by Mexico ($13.2M), and Australia ($12.3M).
In its second weekend domestically, look for the film to hit $51M-$54M, while overseas, it’s expecting another big weekend. The film is the biggest August opener both abroad and stateside. Overseas, it’s also chalked up the second-biggest DC Comics movie opening, behind only this year’s Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice.