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'Suicide Squad' slays the North American box office with $135.1M in receipts

The movie set a new record for an August release, beating "Guardians of the Galaxy," which debuted with $94.3 million in 2014.

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Karen Butler
Australian actress Margot Robbie and American actor Will Smith attend the premiere of Suicide Squad in London on August 3, 2016. Photo by Rune Hellestad/ UPI
Australian actress Margot Robbie and American actor Will Smith attend the premiere of "Suicide Squad" in London on August 3, 2016. Photo by Rune Hellestad/ UPI | License Photo

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- The supervillain ensemble picture Suicide Squad was the No. 1 movie in North America this weekend, earning $135.1 million in receipts, BoxOfficeMojo.com announced Sunday.

The Hollywood Reporter said the movie set a new record for an August release, beating Guardians of the Galaxy, which debuted with $94.3 million in 2014.

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Coming in at No. 2 the period of Friday through Sunday was Jason Bourne with $22.7 million, followed by Bad Moms at No. 3 with $14.2 million, The Secret Life of Pets at No. 4 with $11.6 million and Star Trek Beyond at No. 5 with $10.2 million.

Rounding out the top tier are Nine Lives at No. 6 with $6.5 million, Lights Out at No. 7 with $6 million, Nerve at No. 8 with $1.9 million, Ghostbusters at No. 9 with $4.8 million and Ice Age: Collision Course at No. 10 with $4.3 million.

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