With a very high score on Rotten Tomatoes, James Gunn’s antihero comic book movie “The Suicide Squad” bags $4.1 million at the box office (via Deadline), on its opening night, making it the biggest R-rated movie to release during the pandemic so far. Now it has to compete with Disney’s action-comedy Jungle Cruise starring Emily Blunt and Dwayne Johnson , which pulled in over $32 million last weekend.
Those who don’t know “The Suicide Squad” is a standalone sequel/soft reboot of 2016 Suicide Squad by David Ayer and is part of DC Extended Universe (DCEU). Ayer’s Suicide Squad made the biggest domestic box office opening record with $133.7 million, and the main thing is it still holds the record. But to be fair Gunn’s movie is way more cool and exciting than previous one and has a 92% fresh rating with an 74% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes.
The movie is written and directed by James Gunn and stars an ensemble cast including Margot Robbie (Harley Quinn), Viola Davis (Amanda Waller), Joel Kinnaman (Rick Flag), Jai Courtney (Captain Boomerang), and newcomers to the cast includes Idris Elba (Bloodsport), John Cena (Peacemaker), Peter Capaldi (the Thinker), David Dastmalchian (Polka-Dot man), and Daniela Melchior (Ratcatcher 2).
The Suicide Squad is now available in movie theaters and also on HBO max. If you havn’t seen it yet do watch it because Gunn has done serious creativity to make this movie a hit.