Suicide Squad hits its mark at the box office!

Suicide Squad hits its mark at the box office!

Suicide Squad has opened to mixed reviews at best, and reports have surfaced of it being pulled in different creative directions leading up to the release but regardless of all of that it’s hit a chord with Australian audiences! Check out how it did on it’s opening day in Oz at the full page.


Warner Bros. Pictures’ anti-superhero blockbuster SUICIDE SQUAD has broken box office records on its way to the #1 spot at the Australian box office on Thursday.

The action film based on the characters from DC Entertainment has taken $3,213,153 at the Australian box office on its opening day, making it the biggest opening day ever in August.

In a big year for comic book films, SUICIDE SQUAD had the #2 opening day for a superhero flick in 2016 behind BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE on $3.41 million and ahead of CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR on $3.06 million and DEADPOOL on $2.94 million.

SUICIDE SQUAD also marks the biggest opening day for a Will Smith film in Australia, surpassing 2008’s I AM LEGEND.


From writer/director David Ayer comes SUICIDE SQUAD starring Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman and Viola Davis.

It feels good to be bad… Assemble a team of the world’s most dangerous, incarcerated Super-Villains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government’s disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they weren’t picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it’s every man for himself?

Written and directed by Ayer based on the characters from DC Entertainment, the film also stars Jai Courtney, Jay Hernandez, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Ike Barinholtz, Scott Eastwood, Cara Delevingne, Adam Beach, and Karen Fukuhara in her feature film debut. 

It is produced by Charles Roven and Richard Suckle, with Zack Snyder, Deborah Snyder, Colin Wilson and Geoff Johns serving as executive producers.

Ayer’s behind-the-scenes creative team included director of photography Roman Vasyanov, production designer Oliver Scholl, editor John Gilroy, costume designer Kate Hawley and visual effects supervisor Jerome Chen. The music is by composer Steven Price.

Warner Bros. Pictures presents, an Atlas Entertainment production, a film by David Ayer, SUICIDE SQUAD. The film was distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company. 

The film was released in Australia and New Zealand on August 4, 2016 by Roadshow Films in 3D, 2D and in select IMAX 3D theatres.


Leith spent most of his formative years growing up on the coastal fringes of Western Australia without a cinema in sight. There he grew up on the wonders of home rentals before relocating to Perth and gaining access to a proper cinematic experience just in time for the Star Wars Special Edition re-releases. From there Leith's love of movies expanded to volunteering on a Star Wars fan film, reviewing films, writing about film news, and attending film and pop-culture related conventions on the other side of the world. Leith's favourite films are too many to mention but all start with the Star Wars saga, Back to the Future, the Dark Knight trilogy, Indiana Jones, Lord of the Rings and all things Kevin Smith. With an insatiable appetite for all things pop-culture related Leith also has an unhealthy addiction to the world of comics and can often be found buried under a pile of unread back issues madly trying to catch up on a number of titles coming out from mostly DC and Darkhorse.