Justice League has just passed $200 million at the North American box office, Variety reports. It is the 10th film to do so this year.
So far, the film has exceeded $570 million at the worldwide box office. In all honesty, any other film with this performance would be celebrated (this year’s Kong: Skull Island made $566 million worldwide, and his seen as a success). Plus, given the fairly decent fan response to the film, it would seem this could be billed as a success.
However, it’s difficult to ignore all the behind-the-scenes drama — drama that resulted in the budget ballooning to $300 million. Coupled with the $150 million or so needed to market the film, it’ll likely need to cross $700 million just to break even (if the estimations are correct), which is a tall order for this film.
As of right now, this superhero team-up is the lowest performing one yet in the DCEU. At this time in its run, Wonder Woman made a decent $285 million in North America. Of course, the big difference here is the overwhelmingly positive response that film had compared to Justice League.
We’ll be keeping an eye on the performance of Justice League in the coming weeks. While the film has its flaws, we do think it’s one that, at the very least, deserves to make its money back at the box office. This next weekend will be an important one for the film, as it will be the last one before the release of the sure-to-be hit Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
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