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Suicide Squad sets August box office record despite poor reviews

Bad reviews aside, the Squad still won the weekend and, indeed, set an August box office record.

1. Suicide Squad

Suicide Squad has been slammed with harsh reviews, but it still went on to the biggest opening ever for August taking in $135.1M off of its $175M budget. Internationally it took in $132M for a global total of $267.1M.

2. Jason Bourne


Jason Bourne is the latest entry in the spy thriller series, and it took a 61.6 percent in its second weekend to land in second place with $22.7M for a new domestic total of $103.4M off of a $120M budget. Globally it sits at $195.31M.

3. Bad Moms

Bad Moms slipped just 40.4 percent in its second weekend to hold on to third place with $22.71M for a new domestic total of $51M off of a $20M budget.

4. The Secret Life of Pets

The Secret Life of Pets held on to fourth place this weekend with $11.56M for a new domestic total of $319.57M off of a $75M budget. Globally it stands at $502.17M.

5. Star Trek Beyond


Star Trek Beyond rounds out the top five with $10.2M and a new total in the U.S. of $127.9M off of a $185M budget. Globally it sits at $194.4M.


Sean P. Aune

Sean P. Aune has been a professional technology blogger since July 2007, but his love of tech dates back to at least 1976 when his parents bought...

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