‘Suicide Squad’ kills box office competition on debut weekend

“Suicide Squad” dominates U.S. box office, despite being poorly received by critics.

(WARNER BROS) – Warner Bros’ latest comic book movie “Suicide Squad” took in more than $135 million at North American box offices over its debut weekend, according to Box Office Mojo, despite receiving scathing reviews.

Based on the DC comic book, “Suicide Squad” is directed by David Ayer and stars Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto, Jai Courtney and Cara Delevigne as a rag-tag team of jailed “super villains” duped by a U.S. intelligence officer into supposedly fighting together against an “enigmatic, insuperable entity”, according to the movie’s official website.

In its second week of release, action thriller “Jason Bourne” took in an additional $27.7 million Box Office Mojo reports, securing second place in the box office top five. The fifth film in the franchise sees Matt Damon return to the lead role and also stars Alicia Vikander and Tommy Lee Jones.

R-rated comedy “Bad Moms,” starring Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, and Kathryn Hahn as three over-stressed moms who attempt to liberate themselves from their daily responsibilities grossed $14.2 million in its second weekend in theaters and landed in third place, the website reported.

The animated feature film “The Secret Life of Pets” edged out “Star Trek Beyond”, with an $11.5 million gross in its fifth week of entertaining audiences with the antics dogs and cats participate in when their human partners leave the house.

“Star Trek” landed in fifth place with just over $10 million in its third week in U.S. cinemas, Box Office Mojo reported.