Suicide Squad breaks August Preview Night record

According to IGN, Suicide Squad earned an estimated $20.5 million on its Thursday preview-night.

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The film broke the record that was previously held by Guardians of the Galaxy in 2014. The movie opened to about 3,700 theaters last night, with IMAX screenings accounting for $2.4 million.

Guardians of the Galaxy opened to $11.2 million on its opening night, and then went on to get $94.3 million on its opening weekend.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice earned $27.7 million on its Thursday night preview in March.

Suicide Squad also took in $29.6 million in 40 other markets in its first two days of release. It is set to expand to another 17 markets today. Current estimates see the film reaching $120 million for its opening weekend, which break Guardians of the Galaxy’s opening weekend record as well.

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