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'Suicide Squad' scores record $20.5 million Thursday night

1 year 2 months 2 weeks ago Friday, August 05 2016 Aug 5, 2016 August 05, 2016 2:16 PM August 05, 2016 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: ApNewsNow

LOS ANGELES - The baddies of "Suicide Squad" are getting pummeled by critics, but they're fighting back at the box office.

The film took in an estimated $20.5 million in Thursday preview showings, a record for an August opening according to studio estimates Friday.

The previous August record-holder was "Guardians of the Galaxy," which earned $11.2 million in 2014, not adjusted for inflation.

By comparison, "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice," which opened in March, launched with a $27.7 million Thursday.

Directed by David Ayer and starring Will Smith and Margot Robbie, "Suicide Squad" has been tracking for a $140 million weekend, but it remains to be seen whether poor reviews take a toll. The film is the next step in the DC Comics and Warner Bros. expanded universe and cost around $175 million to produce.

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