SUICIDE SQUAD Is The DCEU's Most Profitable Film Ever

Deadline is continuing its annual Most Valuable Blockbuster Movie Tournament, and DC's fun Academy Award-winning team-up event comes in at #10 for the year. Read on to find out how much it made for WB!

DC's Suicide Squad may have not been a hit with critics, but audiences seemed to love it as it went on to gross over $700 million worldwide. The profit a movie studio makes from a blockbuster depends on a variety of things. Deadline Hollywood has studied the numbers from industry insiders to find out the exact profit that Suicide Squad made. 

The film ended up grossing a whopping $325 million domestic and $745 million worldwide. From that, the studio will pocket $329.50 million. In addition, the movie earned the studio another $288.80 million from Home Entertainment and Television Revenue. This brings Suicide Squad on overall revenue of $618.30 million

How much did the film cost? It had a production cost of $175 million, and another $156 million was spent on marketing. Add in $40 million from video release and another $88.85 million in fees to the actors and producers. Suicide Squad had total cost of $459.85 million. In comparison, Batman v Superman cost the studio $575 millon and Guardians of the Galaxy cost Disney $520.28 million

Using basic subtraction, Deadline came up with the total profit of Suicide Squad$158.95 million. That means the movie is the most profitable film in the DCEU. 

Here is how it compares to recent comic book movies:

Iron Man 3 - $391.8m
Avengers Age of Ultron - $382.3m
Guardians of the Galaxy - $204.2m
Big Hero 6 - $187.3m
Captain America:  The Winter Soldier - $166.2m
Suicide Squad $158.95 million
Thor The Dark World - $139.4m
Doctor Strange $122.65 million
Batman v Superman $105.7m
Ant-Man - $103.9m
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - $81.31m
X-men Days of Future Past - $77.4m
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 - $70.4m
Man of Steel - $42.7m

 

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