Justice League has DCEU's worst-ever domestic opening

Justice League has DCEU's worst-ever domestic opening

Postby ntscuser » Sun Nov 19, 2017 7:05 pm

There's not much justice going on for this movie


Justice League has won the US box office this week – but sadly it hasn't done much for the DC Extended Universe, as its the franchise's worst domestic opening yet.

It opened to $96 million, which is some distance short of the $110 million predicted by the film's studio, Warner Bros.

According to Variety, it's the eighth largest opening of 2017, but the lowest launch for any DCEU movie, trailing Wonder Woman, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad, and Man of Steel.

Justice League, which features Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), Batman (Ben Affleck), Superman (Henry Cavill), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), Cyborg (Ray Fisher) and the Flash (Ezra Miller), has received mixed reviews from critics since its release earlier this week.

Wonder, on the other hand, has fared well, as it opened above expectations to $27 million. The film stars Jacob Tremblay as a young boy with a facial deformity and Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson as his parents.

Last week's box office topper, Thor: Ragnarok, dropped two places into third but earned a strong $21 million.

It's the third Thor instalment in the Marvel franchise, starring Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Mark Ruffalo, Tessa Thompson, Cate Blanchett, Karl Urban, Jeff Goldblum, Anthony Hopkins and Benedict Cumberbatch.

Daddy's Home 2 also fell two places into fourth, having earned $14.8 million in its second weekend.

The sequel stars Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg as co-dads Brad and Dusty who have to deal with their own fathers, played by John Lithgow and Mel Gibson, visiting for Christmas.

The top five is rounded out by Murder on the Orient Express, which netted $13.8 million over the weekend.

The Kenneth Branagh murder mystery stars Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench, Josh Gad, Michelle Pfeiffer and Daisy Ridley.

Check out the Nov. 17-19 figures below:

1. Justice League — $96 million
2. Wonder — $27.1 million
3. Thor: Ragnarok — $21.8 million
4. Daddy’s Home 2 — $14.8 million
5. Murder on the Orient Express — $13.8 million
6. The Star — $10 million
7. A Bad Moms Christmas — $6.9 million
8. Lady Bird — $2.5 million
9. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri — $1.1 million
10. Jigsaw — $1.1 million
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