A couple weeks back, we reported that Suicide Squad was tracking for an opening in the $100-$125 million range, which would easily surpass the August record set by Guardians of the Galaxy back in 2014 ($94.3 million). Now, with only a few days to go before the DC superhero film hits theaters, the David Ayer-directed blockbuster is looking at an even more impressive number, with pre-release tracking indicating an opening weekend in the $130-$140 million range. What's more, analysts are almost uniformly bullish on the film's prospects, with some pegging it at $150 million-plus for the three-day period (including Thursday night previews). Below is a sampling of what the experts are projecting.

Deadline: "How high will its debut go? Tracking has it at $130M-$140M, but we believe it will be on the high side of that and quite possibly more than $140M."

Box Office Mojo: "...don't be surprised if this one opens above Deadpool's $132.4 million and could very easily top $145 million."

Mark Hughes, Forbes: "If the film blows critics away and it scores in the 70% range or higher, and if audiences grade it at A or A+, then I’m inclined to think it might hit the $150 million range."

BoxOfficePro: "The final trailer seems to have pushed the film into high gear and the fact that it is performing comparably to Deadpool and Batman V Superman on social media seems to indicate that it has a strong chance of opening closer to $150 million than $100 million which would be a massive win for all involved."

Additionally, Suicide Squad has become Fandango's "top August pre-seller in the company's 16-year history," according to a press release, which further bodes well for its opening weekend number.

Thursday night previews for Suicide Squad begin at 6 PM. You can check out Drew's review of the film here

A former contributor to sites including MTV's The Backlot and Bloody-Disgusting, Chris Eggertsen worked in film development before indulging his love of pop culture writing full time. He specializes in horror, the intersection of social issues and entertainment and Howard Stern. He's on Twitter @HitFixChris.