Based off early evening figures tonight, The Warner Bros/DC pic is headed toward a -69% second weekend drop that’s on par with Batman v. Superman. If Suicide Squad doesn’t pick up this weekend, then it will tie with the Zack Snyder superhero clash and 20th Century Fox’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine as one of the worst sophomore fall-offs for a superhero movie. After beating Disney/Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy for the highest opening in August, the tables may turn on Suicide Squad with the James Gunn-directed movie holding the best second weekend in August with $42.1M to Suicide Squad‘s $41.9M. Earlier this week, it appeared that the under 35 bunch who gave this movie an A- were bound to keep Suicide Squad‘s legs going, but this is what happens when a superhero movie is universally panned by critics and with a ho-hum overall CinemaScore of B+.
70% drop, that says it all.