– by Joseph Jammer Medina

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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SOURCE: Variety

  • Victor Roa

    they probably have proper stat tracking of the markets and their audience, but I believe an easy 100 million opening. Expectation is still high for this regardless to how much of a bloated log it looks.

  • DerekNola

    damn 900 mill at the worldwide box office just to break even ? yikes!!!

  • Kratos

    its taken MARVEL 10 years and 17– 18 if u count black panther– individually separate but “universally shared” fully fleshed out films which so far have grossed over 13 BILLION DOLLARS to reach their superhero version of the royal rumble with next years avengers 3 ….and DC hopes to replicate that kind of success in under 5 years and 3 films…imo, 2 of which MoS/BvsS were mediocre at best……good luck

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.