Here’s something twisted that will absolutely blow your mind: Suicide Squad, a very bad movie, set an August box office record on its opening weekend, raking in a hot $135.1 million (£103m) in North American ticket sales, which is more than Guardians of the Galaxy, an actually good movie, brought in on its opening weekend in 2014.
First of all, I apologise. I saw the film last night, so I’m a part of the problem. I have to assume millions of other people like me were so committed to hate-watching, they also spent actual money to go see what turned out to be deeply mediocre film. Seriously, Jared Leto should get his Oscar revoked.
On the bright side, the Associated Press reports that although there were large audiences Thursday and Friday night, ticket sales sharply declined on Saturday.
Even though Suicide Squad broke North American box office records for August, it will likely not get released in China, the world’s second largest movie market, due its completely twisted, messed up themes.
Unless the follow-up hinges on Harley Quinn exacting revenge for all the misogynist bullshit she had to put up with in the first movie, please Warner Brothers, don’t invest in a sequel. [Associated Press]