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Suicide Squad breaks August opening weekend records.

For the third time this year a superhero movie has broken an opening weekend record and with it a continuing trend that finds the previous week’s box office champion suffering a hefty second weekend drop. This time around it’s Warner Bros’ Suicide Squad decimating the previous August opening weekend record by more than $40 million while Universal’s Jason Bourne experiences a 62% drop in its sophomore session. That said, with the top twelve totaling a massive $223.9 million, this weekend’s top twelve was up a whopping 87% compared to the same weekend last year. In fact, this is the first time this calendar weekend has ever grossed over $190 million, let alone cracked the $200 million mark. Finishing in first place with an estimated $135.1 million, Warner Bros. and DC Comics’ Suicide Squad now holds the largest August opening weekend, topping Guardians of the Galaxy’s $94.3 million from 2014. The film also had the largest August opening day with $65.2 million, ยป

– Brad Brevet

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