Why Warner Bros’ ‘The Suicide Squad’ Struggling At The Box Office Despite Getting Such Good Reviews?

The Suicide Squad from Warner Bros.’s and DC’s Universe is released this week in theaters as well as on HBO Max, directed by Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn.

A Still From James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad. Image Source- WARNER BROS.

Despite receiving a good response from the critics, the film is struggling at the box office. ‘The Suicide Squad’ got an opening of just $26.2 million at the domestic box office. On the other hand, the film has earned $45.2 million in the international market. If the domestic and international box office figures are added then it comes to $71.4 million, which is very disappointing. While the budget of the film is 185 million. Clearly, these box office figures of just three days from James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad will not go down well with Warner Bros and DC fans. With the kind of performance James Gunn The Suicide Squad is doing right now, it doesn’t look like it will be able to come close to David Ayer’s Suicide Squad’s ( 2016 ) $746 million mark.

After all, why is the film struggling so much despite having such a huge star cast like Margot Robbie, Idris Elba , John Cena, Joel Kinnaman. While The Suicide Squad is full of action, emotion and thrill.

There can be many reasons for the film not doing well at the box office. Let’s talk about them.


The reason for the film not doing well at the box office could also be the Covid-19 pandemic. Obviously, new variants of Covid-19 are coming every day, due to which there is fear among the public. The theaters were on the verge of closure due to the pandemic crisis. Due to which studios had to turn to streaming platforms to release their films. But now, governments of almost all countries is making the vaccine available to the public. Apparently Marvel’s ‘Black Widow’ was also released on the lines of Warner Bros’ The Suicide Squad on their respective streaming platform, Disney Plus ,HBO Max. But Black Widow’s box office figures were far better than James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad. Vin Diesel‘s ‘F9: The Fast Saga’ box office figures defy the pretext of Covid-19, because it was just a theatrical release for Universal.

So what are we to assume that even after The Suicide Squad gets a good response compared to Black Widow, a very small audience is going to watch the film.? Give your opinion about this in the comment box.

Warner Bros Not Carrying Forward SnyderVerse

Could it really be that Warner Bros. won’t continue Zack Snyder’s Justice League in the DC Universe, causing The Suicide Squad to fail at the box office? Warner Bros’ recent release ‘Space Jam: A New Legacy’ is a recent example of what is turning out to be a disaster at the box office. Space Jam: A New Legacy has earned just $135 million in 30 days at the box office, while the budget of the film is $150 million.

So have fans really become so powerful that they can make any film flop? If so, then this is very wrong. Because there will be injustice to that director, studio, producer and people associated with the film. Because it takes the hard work and money of the entire team to make a film.


Piracy could also be the reason for Warner Bros’ The Suicide Squad not doing well at the box office. Because the movies which are released on the streaming platform, the HD print of the film is released on the website by hackers on the same day, which causes a lot of loss to the film as well as studio.

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