Disappointing The Suicide Squad box office debut is not a good look for the DCEU

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By Ray Ampoloquio August 8, 2021

The DC Extended Universe, more commonly known as the DCEU, hasn't exactly had the most successful run.

If you take a look at the list of highest-grossing superhero films, the only DCEU movie in the Top 10 is 2018's Aquaman.

Any hopes of the DCEU getting another movie onto the top 10 will have to wait until the COVID-19 pandemic is over.

Even so, fans were hoping that James Gunn's The Suicide Squad would at least break pandemic box office records.

Unfortunately, it wasn't meant to be.

The Suicide Squad was only able to pull in $26.5 million from more than 4,000 theaters nationwide across the US.

With a rather disappointing $72.2 million global box office performance on a $185 million budget, The Suicide Squad will be lucky to recoup the costs of making and marketing it.

If it's any consolation, the film received overwhelmingly positive critical reviews.

James Gunn's hybrid reboot/sequel should have at least pulled in decent viewership numbers on HBO Max.

Here's to hoping that indeed is the case - the number are not available as of now.

Otherwise, this doesn't bode well for the future of The Suicide Squad in the DCEU.

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