Predict this weekend’s box office: Will ‘The Suicide Squad’ be first pandemic-era movie to open with $100 million?

Beginning right now at Gold Derby you can forecast which movies will earn the #1 through #5 spots on the domestic U.S. chart for this weekend’s box office, August 6 – August 8. You can also predict how much money the weekend’s highest-grossing film will rake in. Hurry and make your first predictions right now — it’s fun and easy! Each week the eligible user with the highest prediction accuracy will win a $100 Amazon gift card, eternal bragging rights and a spot on our box office 2021 leaderboard.

This weekend will be all about “The Suicide Squad.” Director James Gunn helms this sequel to 2016’s cult hit “Suicide Squad” (no “The”). It’s the 10th film in the DC Extended Universe and stars A-listers like Margot Robbie, Idris Elba, John Cena, Joel Kinnaman, Sylvester Stallone and Viola Davis. The comic book flick officially debuts in theaters on August 5, and will start streaming for free to HBO Max subscribers the next day.

The original “Suicide Squad” made $746 million worldwide, with $325 million of that being here in the states. Its domestic opening weekend gross was $133 million, which begs the question: can “The Suicide Squad” do anywhere near those numbers while in the midst of a worldwide pandemic? So far the Covid-era box office record goes “Black Widow,” which scooped up $80 million in domestic ticket sales its first weekend (plus another $60 million in Disney+ streaming sales, which don’t count toward its box office numbers).

In Gold Derby’s predictions center, you can predict how much money the #1 earner will make, from these five choices:

Less than $25 million

$25 million – $50 million

$50 million – $75 million

$75 million – $100 million

More than $100 million

Where do you “The Suicide Squad” will ultimately fall for the weekend of August 6 – August 8, if indeed is does end up being the #1 movie?

The results of Gold Derby’s predictions contest for last weekend, July 30 – August 1, are in and our user perfectly weird topped the leaderboard with 100% accuracy and a 11,970 point score. In all there were five savvy users who got perfect scores this week, with the others being Charlie Is Omega, Old Crow, swim4bacon and Jc. Can YOU take them down this week?

It’s free to register for an account via email, Facebook, Google or Twitter, so what are you waiting for? Be sure to make your predictions to influence our box office racetrack odds. You can keep changing them throughout the week until the cutoff time on Thursday at 5 p.m. PT. Financial numbers and rankings are based upon weekend data (Friday-Saturday-Sunday) featured at Variety Insight. (See our contest rules.) Sound off with other fans in our movie forum.

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