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Despite an overwhelmingly negative critical consensus and rumors of behind-the-scenes turmoil, “Suicide Squad” is already on its way to breaking a record with one of the biggest August film debuts ever.
According to Variety, the supervillain team-up flick, which opens domestically on Friday, has already raked in an impressive $8.1 million from seven international markets, outperforming competing Marvel films like “Guardians of the Galaxy” and “Deadpool” at the international box office.
“Suicide Squad” proved to be especially popular in South Korea and France, pulling in a respective $2.9 million and $2.7 million on opening day.
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“Suicide Squad,” which cost a hefty $175 million to make, is expected to gross around $100 million this weekend in overseas markets and $125 million domestically after the film hits theaters on Friday.
And yet, the “Batman v Superman” follow-up currently holds a 29 percent approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, which prompted thousands of die-hard DC fans to sign a petition demanding that the film review aggregator be shut down.
Who needs critics when you’ve got fans like these?
Watch a trailer for “Suicide Squad” below: