Suicide Squad suffers big Box Office hit as Sausage Party comes up top

The DC film is expected to drop 68% weekend-to-weekend at the US box office

Jack Shepherd@JackJShepherd
Sunday 14 August 2016 09:18

For many DC fans, Suicide Squad was supposed to set Warner Bros' cinematic universe back on track following the negative critical response to Batman v Superman.

Unfortunately, the villainous team-up received similar reviews, many criticising the film’s editing while praising Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn and Will Smith’s Deadshot.

Like how the aforementioned Batman v Superman dropped a disappointing 69% weekend-to-weekend at the North American box office, Suicide Squad is suffering a similar fate.

On its second Friday in cinemas, the film earned $13.4M from 4,255 locations, just behind Seth Rogan’s R-Rated animated comedy Sausage Party, which took $13.5 from 3,103 cinemas.

Suicide Squad is expected to outgross Sausage Party as the weekend progresses, with an expected overall taking of $43 million - a 68% drop from the previous week.

However, things are much worse for Disney; the studio’s CG/live-action hybrid Pete’s Dragon made just $7 million on Friday from 3,702 locations, with expected final earnings at $21 million-$22 million, way behind what analysts expected.

SUICIDE SQUAD - Final trailer

Meanwhile, Margot Robbie has explained why dozens of Harley Quinn/Joker scenes were cut from the final film, while Die Antwoord have claimed the film ‘jacked’ their style.

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