Justice League is set to hit theaters tomorrow night, and with it, Warner Bros. is undoubtedly hoping to bring in the mountains of cash that one would expect with characters like Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Aquaman, and Cyborg all sharing the screen.
When last we heard, the film was tracking in the $140 million or so range for its opening weekend in North America, but latest projections tell a more somber story.
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According to Variety, the film is set to hit $110 million in its opening weekend — substantially less than projections, and even shy of Thor: Ragnarok’s $122 million opening a couple weeks back.
While this isn’t necessarily a bad opening, the stakes are pretty high for this superhero team-up, as the budget was estimated to be as high as $300 million. Taking into account the marketing, it’s possible that they’ll ultimately need to break $900 million at the worldwide box office just to break even. Additionally, it’s likely not the kind of performance the studio was hoping for with their big culmination piece.
This report comes on the heels of a lukewarm reception from critics. While it seems that a good number of outlets enjoyed the film, it’s not the glowing endorsement that many had hoped it would be. That, combined with the delayed Rotten Tomatoes score may all be culminating for an overall disappointing opening.
But of course, with a film like Justice League, it’s very difficult to predict where audiences and fans will land, so we’ll be keeping a close eye on this one as the box office develops.
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