US box office: the Suicide Squad in the lead despite a disappointing start

Vincent formica

Vincent formica

Cinema journalist

Cradled from an early age by New Hollywood cinema, Vincent Formica very early discovered the works of Martin Scorsese, Coppola, De Palma and Steven Spielberg. Thanks to these cinema godfathers, he will learn to love the 7th art deeply, forging an eclectic cinephilia.

The Suicide Squad dominates the box office despite a mixed score. He won against Jungle Cruise and Black Widow, other summer blockbusters.

Us box office: the suicide squad in the lead despite a disappointing start


After Jungle Cruise last week, it’s the turn of The Suicide Squad to take the lead in the US box office with more than $ 26 million raised. A disappointing score necessarily due to the availability of the film in theaters and on HBO Max simultaneously. This is the best start for an R-rated film released during the pandemic but the worst for the DC franchise.

In comparison, the previous Suicide Squad was a hit in August 2016, garnering 133.6 million at its launch, ending its career at 746 million. Dwayne Johnson consoles himself by going down only on the 2nd step, accumulating 65 million greenbacks in 2 weeks.

Old remains in 3rd position, also collecting 4.1 million. M. Night Shyamalan’s film has accumulated 38 million greenbacks to date. However, its attendance plummeted by 40% compared to the previous week. Same thing for Snake Eyes with 60% drop. With 26 million accumulated, he is heading straight for the flop. This GI Joe spin-off, whose release has just been postponed in France, had a budget of 88 million.

For his part, Black widow Still doing not too badly with more than 174 million cumulative receipts, staying in 4th place. Stillwater, with Matt Damon and Camille Cottin, manages to pull out of the game, reaching the 10 million mark. As for Space Jam 2, it continues its slow descent to the depths of the box office despite a good first week.

The cars of Fast and Furious 9 are also starting to run out of steam, falling to 10th position with 1.2 million this week (171M cumulative). Anyway, the drop in attendance in the United States is quite worrying. Almost all films have seen their numbers drop by more than 50% after a first week of operation. The Suicide Squad is also the only novelty to interfere in the heights of the ranking.


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