Warner Bros.’ tentpole “Suicide Squad” has grossed $29.6 million in 40 international markets in its first two days — portending an opening weekend of at least $100 million.
The supervillain mashup opened in first place in 33 territories on Thursday for a total of $20.8 million for the day — including a record $3.9 million in Russia with a 93% market share among the top five titles.
It launched in Brazil with $3 million at 1,405 screens, surpassing “Deadpool” by 14% and setting a record for best opening day in August. The pic generated $2.4 million on 516 screens in Australia for a 74% market share, surpassing “Deadpool” by 18%.
“Suicide Squad” scored the biggest opening day of all time for a superhero movie in Holland and the highest-grossing opening day of the year with $517,000 on 158 screens. Ukraine also saw the top opening day of all time.
It had the heaviest haul in South Korea with $4.7 million in two days on 822 screens, followed by France with $4.2 million at 667 screens, holding nearly 40% of the top five market share.
“Suicide Squad” is opening Friday in 17 additional markets, including the U.K., Spain, and Mexico. But it’s not expected to receive approval for a Chinese run due to its dark tone.
“Suicide Squad” launched impressively in the U.S. with $20.5 million on Thursday night and is expected to top $125 million this weekend.
David Ayer directed “Suicide Squad” from his own script about a secret government agency that recruits imprisoned supervillains to save the world in exchange for clemency. The film stars Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman, Viola Davis, Jai Courtney, Jay Hernandez, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Ike Barinholtz, Scott Eastwood, and Cara Delevingne.
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