This new movie was R-rated and an adaptation directed by James Gunn. Said to be completely different and with no connection to the first, didn’t bring in the big bucks movie bosses were hoping for.
The movie made US$26.5 million from 4,002 North American Theatres. The movie still managed to take the number one spot at the box office.
“The Suicide Squad” cost $185 million to produce and many millions more to promote globally.
There were several factors contributing to its less-than-stellar start, including but not limited to growing concern over the Delta variant of COVID-19, the Warner Bros. film’s hybrid release on HBO Max at no extra charge to subscribers, and its R-rating.