Suicide Squad: Did It FAIL?

Entertainment News: Suicide Squad: Did It FAIL?

Suicide Squad had a ridiculously huge opening weekend, but that hasn't stopped people from calling it a failure already. We take a look at how Hollywood math works to see if there's any accuracy to those claims. Get ready for some NUMBERS.

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  • CoffeeBurps FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    If you don't want to go see Suicide Squad but still want a damn good DC villain story, watch Assault on Arkham. Its Suicide Squad's better older brother. And literally all DC had to do to make a good Suicide Squad movie was make that movie live action

  • xdrfiredogx FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    Little A, little B. No it isn't a failure and it isn't likely to be a failure either. But I expect it to follow BvS or even the most recent Bourne movie and take a steep dive going forward. Between that the and lack of a China opening the total gross won't be as high as a 135M opening weekend would normally indicate.


    Something they didn't touch on here - and possibly not an issue with WB movies anyways, given how massive WB is - is that global distribution often works a bit different then domestic. Domestic you do typically pay a flat fee based on a number of factors but with global the profit sharing can split in ways that favor the distributor. I've seen other movies that were small domestic but huge overseas that still resulted in losses because the overseas rights negotiated let the overseas distributor take a sizable cut of the profits.

  • KagenNoTsuki FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    So, in other words, No it isn't. Lol

  • zackofallgames FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    So I've seen it a few days ago and I didn't LOVE it and I didn't HATE it. I'm not a giant DC fan so I am not most qualified to comment on DC movies/comics/characters.


    I only know about Joker and Harley, the rest of the characters were pretty much new introductions for me. There are a few problems with the movie that I had, the Jokers feelings towards Harley were more than what they should be (I know they covered this in the podcast, only seen the RT Podcast last night).


    ***SPOILER ALERT***


    The plot had no need for any of the characters except Harley. They killed the "bad guy" with a bomb that the military had, they could of done that with or without Diablo, they could of waited and watched until he got to that area of the room.


    They showed Deadshot killing multiple "bad guys" which were just shots to the head, which the military could of done easily. The characters have no progression from the beginning of the movie to the end of the movie. They all started in jail and they all ended in jail, minus Harley.


    The action was a bit tame and the dialogue was a bit wonky, but I do not blame any of the actors for that. The movie should of been rated R and not PG, I feel if it carried an R rating then it would of been more dark/evil. You'd be surprised what a few curse words and blood/guts would do for a movie.


    The actual acting was great, I feel that all the actors played their characters the way they were suppose to. Leto as a joker wasn't bad, he was barley in the movie so I have no idea. The movie kept me entertained for the most part but only because it was a bunch of new characters that I know nothing about. Maybe if this was a Marvel movie which I know a lot about, then maybe I would feel differently.

    • ZeroHowl FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      I promise this isn't coming from a place of ridicule, I'm just trying to honestly help you out.

      This is the internet; some people will give you shit for some misspellings or typos, but honestly, who cares. You're expressing your point of view, and if people can't read through that, they're really not trying very hard. But for your own personal benefit, for other aspects of life perhaps, the phrasing is 'should have' and 'could have', rather than 'should of' and 'could of'. I realise I'm probably coming across as a dick, but I'm coming from what I think is a good place. No disrespect, no hate. I could explain why the phrasing is as it is, but I don't want to be condescending and I imagine if this was just a lack of knowledge you're perfectly capable of educating yourself.


      If this was just a slip of the brain, then I totally get it and I apologise for correcting you in this forum where spelling and grammar are really not required in any grand scale. And if you did it on purpose, well.. I can't say I understand you, but I'm not judging.

  • DarkTempler7 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    What did I just hear? I've always been of the opinion that cinema is a dying industry, and I think it can't come fast enough after hearing this.

    • CoffeeBurps FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      Cinema isn't dying. Thats what Hollywood and the MPAA want you to think. They claim services like Netflix are stealing their profits when in reality Hollywood is more profitable than ever. Only 4 of the top 50 grossing movies of all time are from before 2000. And 30 out of the 50 are from 2010 and later.

  • DudebladeX FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    I just saw it. And I liked it. Instead of retelling lore we already knew from the other movies, it made new lore, and expanded on some pre-established lore. Considering that Warner Brothers hasn't done anything like that before, it's a welcome change. Add in the fact that it was more entertaining, and the fact that it's more clear that the actors are having fun, that makes it a lot more fun to see. It might have been all over the place, but they knew what story they wanted to tell. Unlike Dawn of Justice, which seemed to be unable to figure out what story they wanted to tell (Pick one. It's Batman vs. Superman. It's not a precursor to Justice League, Flash, or Aquaman.)


    Something that I have issue with, however, is the fact that these supposed 'villains' caused less collateral damage, and killed less civilians than Superman did when he was fighting Zod. What the hell? These are murderers. And they're somehow more heroic than freaking Superman in terms of civilian casualties.


    My overall score: 7.8/10

  • SirCreyn FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold SECOND

    1 year ago

    I want the movie to be good, and I haven't gone to see it yet. I just don't want to waste my money on it like I did BVS. I figure I'll wait for it to be available to rent somewhere, or wait for it on Netflix.

  • MartyGras2 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    Who knew putting your money from one of your pockets to another one of your pockets costs you money. Wondering if you're paying someone to move your money around.

    • norjack2 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      Maybe they have butter fingers?

  • MolecularBio FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    Suicide Squad was alright I think its 6.5-7/10.

  • TheSnowFox FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Lone Wanderer

    1 year ago

    after showing me the math does it matter?

  • callmedoug FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    Money talks more than critics! Don't be scratching for any other reasons why it could fail. If the entire world is so butthurt how do these movies make so much?

    • dfdedsdcd FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      Cause they want it to be good. This one had a lot of the same problems that BvS had, mainly WB's meddling with the editing and content of the film among other things.

    • deidara1933

      1 year ago

      Money talks regardless. When you go to buy food and it is shown as amazing, but you buy it anyways when it actually could be better and might even not taste as good. Then it was not worth your money but you bought it anyways. As long as they get their money and other people are buying too it doesn't matter at that point if it was good or not. If you complain but they make money what does it matter.