HOLLYWOOD—It was an interesting weekend at the box-office as a hotly-anticipated comic book flick hit the box-office, but not amidst a bit of controversy. The DC movie “Suicide Squad” starring Will Smith, Margot Robbie and Jared Leto, might have been panned by critics, but moviegoers thought otherwise bringing in an impressive $135 million. Not bad, not bad at all, considering many expected the bad word of mouth from critics would cause patrons to choose otherwise.
“Suicide Squad” is a flick that aligns a bevy of villains who become heroes fighting a common enemy. It earned the best opening for the month of August that was previously held by comic-book flick “Guardians of the Galaxy.” Last week’s box-office champ, “Jason Bourne” dropped more than 50 percent to earn $22.7 million and has crossed the $100 million mark at the domestic box-office.
The comedy “Bad Moms” continued to draw audiences earning $14.2 million to land in third place. After more than a month in theaters, “The Secret Life of Pets” is still holding strong with $11.6 million to land in third place. The animated flick has earned over $320 million at the domestic box-office to date. Rounding out the top five is the sci-fi flick “Star Trek Beyond” with $10.2 million, and is just mere thousands from crossing the $130 million mark at the domestic box-office.
Looks like “Suicide Squad” will have a grip on the box-office next weekend as well because as we know, summer is dwindling and all the big blockbusters have come and gone at this point people.