Despite releasing to largely negative reviews in August, Suicide Squad has now joined the Top 50 All-Time Domestic Box-Office list. After topping the box-office for three weeks straight, David Ayer’s villainous ensemble has bumped Marvel’s Iron Man off the list to take the 50th spot.
The news comes via a tweet sent out by Gitesh Pandya, editor of Box Office Guru. Check out the tweet below:
— Gitesh Pandya (@GiteshPandya) September 28, 2016
This list continually tracks the domestic gross of movies and ranks them accordingly. Suicide Squad, as of the time of writing, has grossed $318,584,857. It is closing in on Transformers which is sitting at $319,246,193. DC’s other disputed superhero blockbuster, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, is ranked at number 46 with $330,360,194.
To put things into perspective, the top three movies on this list are: Star Wars: The Force Awakens, ($936,662,225) Avatar ($760,507,625) and Titanic ($658,672,302).
It is well documented now that Suicide Squad supposedly went through a troubled production. Significant reshoots, tonal changes and studio interference, ultimately showed when the movie released. Although some critics bashed the movie, Suicide Squad’s tremendous box-office success has proven that the critical reception doesn’t necessarily matter. Audiences can render their own judgement and still enjoy a movie with a low Rotten Tomatoes score.
Let’s just hope that Warner Bros. don’t see this as a sign that things are working, because there are improvements to be made despite their box-office successes.
“It feels good to be bad…Assemble a team of the world’s most dangerous, incarcerated Super Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government’s disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they weren’t picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it’s every man for himself?”
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