Daily Scoop – August 8, 2016

Durham, ON, Canada / channel12

‘Suicide Squad’ declares war on critics… details in your Daily Scoop.

‘Suicide Squad’ defied critic’s negative reaction to claim the top spot at the box office.  The film starring Will Smith, Margot Robbie, and Jared Leto brought in $ 135.1 million, making it the biggest August opening in history, beating the record set by Marvel’s ‘Guardians of the Galaxy,’ which opened with $ 94.3 million August 2014.  ‘Suicide Squad’ also holds the record for biggest opening day gross in August bringing in $ 65.2 million.

The Television Critic’s had their say when the 2016 TCA awards were handed out and ‘The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story’ was the night’s big winner picking up three awards including the top honour of Program of the Year, while star Sarah Paulson walked away with Individual Achievement in Drama.

Ajax rock band, Sum 41 has announced dates for its ‘Don’t Call It A Sum-Back Tour.’  The North American leg is set to kick off in Florida on October 5th and the band will be making some Canadian stops including October 18 in Toronto.

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