– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Things don’t seem to be looking great for Justice League this weekend, if a recent report from Variety is to be believed. According to the outlet, Friday is seeing a precipitous fall following a promising $13 million Thursday opening.

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Whereas more recent estimates as of a few hours ago saw the film potentially nearing $120 million, the latest estimates now see the film finishing anywhere from $95 million to $100 million. For a film that likely needs over $600 million-plus to break even, this is an incredibly discouraging figure, especially when you take into account that Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice had a $169 million opening, and that film was received a lot worse than Justice League.

What does this mean for Justice League? Well, a sub-$800 million worldwide gross doesn’t seem out of the picture. This wouldn’t be a bomb by any means (it’d be close to breaking even), but it’s by no means what Warner Bros. was striving to accomplish when they started this universe. By this point, they were likely hoping to hit the $1.5 billion numbers that Marvel’s Avengers hit back in 2012 (or even $1 billion).

If this forecast comes to fruition, that will be very difficult for them to accomplish, which is a shame, since Justice League really sets up a lot of things I’m excited to see. But, before we start crying a river, it’s probably best to ride out the weekend and see how the film performs.

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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.