Weekend Box Office: ‘Suicide Squad’ Opened to August-Best $135.1M

Aug. 5 - 7 Weekend

The supervillain romp Suicide Squad opened in first place with an estimated $135.1 million to nab the top August domestic debut of all time, surpassing Guardians of the Galaxy‘s $94.3 million bow.

After a stellar Friday night haul, the $175 million David Ayer-directed film suffered a massive 40% drop on Saturday, similar to what happened to Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Suicide Squad received B+ grade on CinemaScore, ahead of Batman v Superman‘s B score. The Warner Bros. release has been ravaged by critics and currently suffers a 26 percent rotten rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The comic book adaptation stars Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto, and Viola Davis.

Universal’s Jason Bourne failed to No.2, tumbling 62 percent to $22.7 million and has grossed $103.4 million after two weeks.

STX’s female-skewing comedy Bad Moms remained in third place, falling only 40 percent to $14.2 million after opening to $23.8 million last week.

Ticket sales of $11.6 million put Illuminations and Universal’s The Secret Life of Pets at number four. Rounding out the top five is Star Trek Beyond with a box office haul of $10.2 million.

Outside the top five, EuropaCorp’s new comedy Nine Lives, featuring Kevin Spacey as a talking cat, earns an estimated $6.5 million over its debut weekend. Take a look at the Aug. 5 – 7 weekend estimates below.

1. Suicide Squad – $135.1 million
2. Jason Bourne – $22.7 million
3. Bad Moms – $14.2 million
4. The Secret Life of Pets – $11.6 million
5. Star Trek Beyond – $10.2 million
6. Nine Lives – $6.5 million
7. Lights Out – $6 million
8. Nerve – $4.9 million
9. Ghostbusters – $4.8 million
10. Ice Age: Collision Course – $4.3 million

Next weekend, Suicide Squad will face box office competition in the form of Disney’s family-friendly Pete’s Dragon and Sony and Seth Rogen‘s R-rated animated comedy Sausage Party. Stay tuned.