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Suicide Squad breaks box office record with $135.1 million debut

Former record held by Guardians of the Galaxy

Much like its predecessor, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad has received mixed reviews from critics, but that's done nothing to slow people down from venturing out to watch it in theaters.

According to BoxOffice Pro, Suicide Squad has set the new record for an August movie debut, earning $135.1 million at the domestic box office and close to $250 million overseas. Before Suicide Squad, Disney and Marvel previously held the top spot with Guardians of the Galaxy in 2014, which brought in $93 million during its opening weekend.

Still, despite Warner Bros.' big win at the box office for the month of August, Suicide Squad isn't stacking up against other superhero movies being released by Disney. Suicide Squad starts at nearly 25 percent behind Captain America: Civil War, which opened in May to $179 million at the box office. In comparison to Sony and Fox, however, Warner Bros.' Suicide Squad more than doubled what X-Men: Apocalypse made at the box office and pulled slightly ahead of Sony's Deadpool.

Suicide Squad, which stars Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Will Smith and many more, follows a group of villains who are recruited by the government to form a hero squad of sorts. DC fan favorites like Harley Quinn and the Joker all make an appearance in the film, but despite the heavy fanfare, the movie faced massive problems and complicated reshoots toward the end of its production.

Suicide Squad is currently playing in theaters everywhere.

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