Suicide Squad Passes Guardians of the Galaxy's Foreign Box Office (Minus China)
Take that Marvel!
The reason we can take out China is because Suicide Squad was not allowed to be played there. China happens to be the #2 box office audience behind the U.S. (obviously if China was factored into Suicide Squad, it would probably have passed Guardians of the Galaxy).
Guardians of the Galaxy made a total foreign box office gross of $440,135,799. Taking out the $96,470,000 from China leaves $343,665,799.
Suicide Squad's foreign total stands at $353,700,000.
Regarding why China banned Suicide Squad, it may have something to do with the fact that the villain of Suicide Squad was Enchantress. China doesn't allow movies to be played that feature witches, spirits, ghosts, etc, and that was also the reason Ghostbusters wasn't allowed in China.
Suicide Squad box offfice:
"Suicide Squad" is directed by David Ayer starring Will Smith as Deadshot, Jared Leto as the Joker, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Cara Delevingne as Enchantress, Jai Courtney as Boomerang, Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flag, Viola Davis as Amanda Waller, Adam Beach as Slipknot, Karen Fukuhara as Katana, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Killer Croc, Jay Hernandez as El Diablo, and Scott Eastwood in an unknown role.
It feels good to be bad… Assemble a team of the world’s most dangerous, incarcerated Supervillains, provide them with the most powerful arsenal at the government’s disposal, and send them off on a mission to defeat an enigmatic, insuperable entity. U.S. intelligence officer Amanda Waller has determined only a secretly convened group of disparate, despicable individuals with next to nothing to lose will do. However, once they realize they weren’t picked to succeed but chosen for their patent culpability when they inevitably fail, will the Suicide Squad resolve to die trying, or decide it’s every man for himself?