Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Box Office Shocker: “Suicide Squad” Scores HUGE $20.5 Mil Thursday, Eyes $150 Mil Weekend


Box office shocker: “Suicide Squad” scored $20.5 million on Thursday night. The Warner Bros.-DC Comics extravaganza is headed to a record $150 million record breaking weekend.

This is ironic because fanboys on Rotten Tomatoes have done everything to kill this movie. “SS” has a 23 so far and if they could arrange it basement bloggers would make it a zero.

It’s amazing to me where all this bile comes from. I’m particularly shocked because “Suicide Squad” is totally enjoyable. I suspect a lot of Thursday’s customers will come back and see it again. The actors are terrific, the editing is excellent, the art and production design are tremendous. Plus there’s a 70s soundtrack that almost out does “Guardians of the Galaxy.”

Indeed, last night “SS” did almost double what “GOTG” did when it opened.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedmanhttps://www.showbiz411.com
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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