Warner Bros. Entertainment gave a little gift to fans of the DC movie Friday
“The Suicide Squad,” still out now in theaters and on HBO Max, is a sequel to the Will Smith movie from 2016. It brought back a number of lovable characters from the first film, so the familial dynamic on display in the gag reel is understandable and will please longtime fans.
Still, the film had a somewhat underwhelming opening weekend at the box office, taking in a $26.5 million launch from 4,002 screens and falling below the $30 million target projected by the studio and independent trackers. Overseas, the film grossed $35 million from 70 markets as the global box office continues to grapple with COVID-19 surges that are affecting turnout and, in some countries like Australia, keeping some theaters closed or under capacity restrictions. The film’s global total now stands at $72.2 million.
Reception has also been much stronger than the original “Suicide Squad” released in 2016. While both films had a B+ on CinemaScore, James Gunn’s sequel has a 92% Rotten Tomatoes critics score and 88% audience score, compared to 27% critics and 59% audience for its predecessor.
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