According to the Hollywood Reporter and other outlets the Warner Bros/DC property of Suicide Squad is estimated to have a $125 million opening weekend August 5-7th. Some analysts are even estimating the opening numbers to be as high as $135 million or more.
In comparison, Man of Steel opened at $116.6 million, while Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice made $166 million. Outside of the DC universe, Deadpool opened with a $132.4 million take while the current record holder for largest August opening is Guardians of the Galaxy bringing in $94 .3 million back in 2014.
Numbers per Box Office Mojo.
Will Suicide Squad be able to overcome Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy to have the largest August opening of all time? We will find out for sure August 5th when Suicide Squad is released.