Suicide Squad Set to Crush Box Office Records

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Suicide Squad is just three weeks away but we have the first box office tracking figures, and they’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 Steel’s $116 million debut in 2013 and Batman v Superman’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 Galaxy’s $94.3 million in 2014) and also set a new career-high for Will Smith (which is currently I Am Legend’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.