James Gunn's The Suicide Squad is the most watched DC movie on HBO Max

James Gunn's The Suicide Squad is the most watched DC movie on HBO Max

James Gunn's The Suicide Squad (here is our review of the film, while you can buy your original Blu-Ray and steelbook edition copy of the film here on Amazon!) Has become the most watched DC movie on HBO Max . The James Gunn-directed soft reboot / sequel saw the return of Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn, Joel Kinnaman's Rick Flag, Viola Davis' Amanda Waller and Jai Courtney's Captain Boomerang from 2016's Suicide Squad.

James Gunn's The Suicide Squad - Suicide Mission received a lot of praise over the original film, garnering a 91% rating and Certified Fresh from critics on Rotten Tomatoes compared to 2016's Suicide Squad 26%. was warmly received by audiences, not only earning an 82% score on Rotten Tomatoes, but also breaking pandemic-era box office opening records for R-rated films by grossing $ 4.1 billion in preview screenings on Thursday evening. And now it has been revealed that the film enjoyed further success thanks to its streaming release on the same day.

The success of The Suicide Squad - James Gunn's Suicide Mission

According to recent reports , watched The Suicide Squad as many as 4.7 million US households during its first three weekends of release on HBO Max. million viewers and Zack Snyder's Justice League (our review of the home video version of the film here) 3.2 million. However, despite being now the most watched DC movie on the service, it is still behind Mortal Kombat (here our home video movie review) and Godzilla vs Kong (here our spoiler-free review), viewed by 5.5 and respectively. 5.1 million spectators.

Despite a decidedly positive response from critics and audiences, James Gunn's The Suicide Squad has been the subject of much discussion regarding its financial success, but even if it will likely be a financial disappointment in the eyes of the Warner Bros, his legacy within DC filmography is assured. The Suicide Squad post-credits teaser was filmed while filming the spin-off series Peacemaker, giving audiences a taste of the fate of John Cena's character.

James Gunn has also expressed his willingness to return to the DC universe, saying he would like to direct more villain-focused movies. DC Films chief Walter Hamada also suggested that the director has more projects planned within the franchise. With additional projects for Gunn and strong responses from both audiences and critics alike, James Gunn's The Suicide Squad will surely be remembered with more fondness than its predecessor.

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