We’ve been anticipating the release of this DC film since it was first announced, and now, it is finally here! Suicide Squad has already begun their advanced screenings in the United States, and is set to officially debut in theaters on Friday, August 5th. Pre-ticket sales for the film have been soaring through the roof so much that recently Fandango has reported that the much-anticipated movie has already broken one big record. As of today, Suicide Squad stands as the site’s top pre-seller of all-time for the month of August, beating out previous champs like Guardians of the Galaxy and Straight Outta Compton.
While the site has yet to report the exact the number of tickets they’ve sold, Fandango’s announcement has solidified current box office predictions that say Suicide Squad will open with a $130-140 million grossing.
Erik Davis, Fandango’s managing editor, commented on the film’s staggering popularity.
“Suicide Squad’ is one of the year’s most anticipated movies, not just for its all-star ensemble led by Margot Robbie‘s Harley Quinn, but because it serves up something uniquely inventive with its all-villain roster. Audiences are always looking for something special, especially before the summer ends, and ‘Suicide Squad’ is that ‘it’ movie that everyone will be talking about.”
Suicide Squad still continues to occupy social media as well with it racking up more than 2.1 million mentions this week alone. The only other film which comes close to those numbers is Lucas film’s Rogue One at 965,000, no doubt due to its recently released TV spot trailer.
The film focuses on an elite crew of DC Comics villains who are summoned by a secret government agency led by Amanda Waller; who assigns them to take on a secret mission under the name of Task Force X.
Who is ready for Suicide Squad? Do you have your tickets pre-ordered already??
Sources: Comicbook.com/The Wrap