Warner Bros. Pictures‘ Suicide Squad continued to perform strong at the domestic box office on Tuesday, adding $14.27 million. That’s a 9% increase from its $13.14 million Monday gross. The film has earned $161.1 million domestically after five days (it had earned $133 million internationally through Sunday). The $14.27 million figure tops the first Tuesdays of some big recent comic book movies such as Captain America: Civil War ($13.76 million) and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice ($12.7 million). It also marks the biggest Tuesday ever for the month of August.
The Warner Bros. release received a B+ CinemaScore from audiences, ahead of Batman v Superman‘s B score.
The comic book adaptation, which cost about $175 million to make, stars Will Smith (Ali, The Pursuit of Happyness), Margot Robbie (The Wolf of Wall Street, Focus), Joel Kinnaman (Netflix’s “House of Cards”), Viola Davis (The Help, Doubt), Jai Courtney (Insurgent), Jay Hernandez (Takers), Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Thor: The Dark World), Ike Barinholtz (Neighbors), Scott Eastwood (Fury), Cara Delevingne (Paper Towns), Adam Beach (Cowboys & Aliens), and Karen Fukuhara in her feature film debut.
Written and directed by David Ayer and based on the characters from DC Comics, the film was produced by Charles Roven and Richard Suckle, with Zack Snyder, Deborah Snyder, Colin Wilson and Geoff Johns serving as executive producers.