Jared Leto's Joker has been widely praised and is campaigning for a solo movie The movie has gone on to earn over $326 million worldwide in less than a week as Suicide Squad‘s box-office take provides a lifeline for DCEU

By Beth McConnell As we have previously noted, David Ayre’s Suicide Squad seems to be mirroring Batman vs Superman in more ways than one. Despite being critically panned, fans are flocking to the movie as Suicide Squad continues to break box-office records left and right.

Having recently taking Guardians of the Galaxy’s August box-office record by surpassing $135 million domestically, the movie has gone on to earn over $326 million worldwide in less than a week. In another bonus for the DCEU, the movie went on to set a Tuesday record of $14.2 million, taking over movies such as Guardians of the Galaxy, Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Age of Ultron.

Whilst the movie was originally forecast to have a 40% drop in box-office in it’s second weekend, it seems fan power has managed to steady the ship, with Suicide Squad now looking to draw in another $50 million.

With strong box-office returns, it’s hopeful that the DCEU can turn it’s fortunes around and create some brilliant movies in the future.

Suicide Squad is in cinemas now. Wonder Woman opens June 2nd, 2017; Justice League November 17th, 2017; Aquaman July 27th, 2018; the Batman solo movie is rumoured to be released October 5th, 2018; Shazam April 5th, 2019; Justice League 2 June 14th, 2019, 2019; Cyborg April 3rd, 2020; Green Lantern Corps July 24th, 2020.

Source – Deadline

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