5TH UPDATE, Early Sunday,WRITETHRU 7:09AM: The $135.1M opening of Warner Bros.’ Suicide Squad pushed the Burbank, CA-based studio past the $1B mark for the 16th year in a row.
Warner Bros. has eclipsed that mark now 17 out of the last 18 years, which is an industry record.
The David Ayer-helmed Dirty Dozen DC villain movie also pushed total weekend tickets sales to a never-before seen estimated $229M in August. Never before in B.O. history has the month ever exceeded $200M in a weekend.