Suicide Squad is just three weeks away but we have the first box office tracking figures, and theyâ€™re big.
The film, which opens on August 5, is projected to gross around $125 million in its opening weekend, with some figures going as high as $140 million. That would fall between Man of Steelâ€™s $116 million debut in 2013 and Batman v Supermanâ€™s $166 million this past March.
Assuming the numbers hold steady (if not climb), Suicide Squad will set the record for biggest August opening (beating Guardians of Galaxyâ€™s $94.3 million in 2014) and also set a new career-high for Will Smith (which is currently I Am Legendâ€™s $77 million from 2007). It will also help aid what has been a relative weak summer, full of duds like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 and Independence Day: Resurgence.
Advance ticket sales begin on July 15.