‘The Suicide Squad’ Red Band Trailer Clocks All-Time Record Traffic In First Week, Beating ‘Mortal Kombat’

That number beats the 116M first-week views of New Line's Mortal Kombat, which recently held the record as the most-watched red band trailer.
hadn't received an official rating for the follow-up to the 2016 movie, but it's been made clear today that the DC film will be what is arguably the comic book cinema series' fourth title to receive an R-rating after Watchmen, Joker, Zack Snyder's Justice League and the extended DVD cut of Batman v. At the time of The Suicide Squad trailer drop on March 26, Warner Bros. Superman (which had a PG-13 theatrical release).
EVP of Creative Advertising Massey Rafani and his team were the architects here of The Suicide Squad trailer. All in, to date, The Suicide Squad red band trailer counts 151.1M views according to Warner Bros. 6. Already, HBO Max has put into motion a spinoff series from the film, The Peacemaker, based on John Cena's character. The pic, which Gunn directed and wrote, hits theaters and HBO Max (for 31 days) on Aug. Warner Bros. official numbers this AM, trending in 40 markets on YouTube and 28 markets on Twitter.
The first Suicide Squad movie, rated PG-13, opened to $133.7 million at the domestic box office in 2016, setting an August opening record, and finaled at $325.1 million stateside and $746.8 million worldwide.
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Filmmaker James Gunn reported on Twitter that the first red band trailer for his upcoming The Suicide Squad movie hit a first-week record with over 150M views.

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