Though the reviews were solid, the latest action-adventure from the DC comics, The Suicide Squad, opened on a disappointing note while Scarlett Johansson starrer Black widow became the highest grossing film in US domestic market beating Vin Diesel’s F9.
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James Gunn directed The Suicide Squad which was new and improved version of Suicide Squad released in 2016. The new flick featuring old as well as new characters – Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), Bloodsport (Idris Elba), Peacemaker (John Cena), Weasel (Sean Gunn), Ratcatcher 2 (Daniela Melchior), Colonel Rick Flag (Joel Kinnaman), Javelin (Flula Borg), Captain Boomerang (Jai Courtney), Savant (Michael Rooker) and Sylvester Stallone as the voice of Nanaue / King Shark, opened to a solid reviews from both audience and critics but failed to make an impression at the box office, collecting just $26.5 million. The super hero flick was released simultaneously in HBO max while it collect $45.7 million, bringing home a total of 72.2 million. The budget of The Suicide Squad is estimated to be at $200 million.
The Rock and Emily Blunt starrer Jungle Cruise came down to the second place after dropping by 55% to 15.7 million. The Disney’s action adventure could collect only 65.3 million while the overseas collection was at 56.5 million for the big-budgeted action flick ($200 million),
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Former no.1 champ, M. Night Shyamalan’s Old, dropped by 40% to $4.1 million, summing up $38.5 million. Black Widow continued to earn with $4 million, bring the total to to cross $174.4 million domestically in its fifth weekend becoming the highest grossing domestic film, beating Vin Diesel’s F9 which collected $171 million.