The DC blockbuster Suicide Squad has performed remarkably well at the box office, despite poor reception from most movie critics and a sizable proportion of moviegoers. The film currently holds a rating of 26% on Rotten Tomatoes, and a Metacritic score of just 40. However, it would appear that this criticism has not translated to poor box office performance.

At the time of writing, the movie has grossed $718 million at cinemas globally, far surpassing its original budget of $165 million. This success was doubtless helped in no small part by its star-studded cast, which included Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, and Cara DeLevingne.

Although these figures don’t quite reach the heights of the DC universe’s most commercially successful titles The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises (which grossed over $1 billion each), Suicide Squad’s box office revenue is still remarkable, especially considering that the film was banned in China, an enormous consumer market.

The title has dwarfed the box office revenue of this year’s ill-fated Ghostbusters reboot by a distance of over $450 million, although it falls far short of its Marvel’s summer rival Captain America: Civil War, which grossed over $1.1 billion, making it the 12th highest-grossing film of all time.

 

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