– by Joseph Jammer Medina

The numbers are in, and Justice League has gone on to make a decent $13 million in ticket sales domestically for Thursday night showings. So how does this all compare to more recent films? Let’s take a look at the seven biggest openers of the year.

Beauty and the Beast – $16.3M Thursday – $174.8M Opening
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – $17M Thursday – $146.5M Opening
Spider-Man: Homecoming – $15.4M Thursday – $117.0M Opening
Thor: Ragnarok – $14.5M – $122.7M Opening
IT – $13.5M Thursday – $123.4M Opening
Wonder Woman – $11M Thursday – $103.3M Opening
Fate of the Furious – $10.4M Thursday – $98.8M Opening
Logan – $9.5M Thursday – $88.4M Opening

As you can see from the list above, Justice League has a Thursday night box office haul that’s greater than almost half of the films on the list. Most notably, it has a higher haul than Wonder Woman and a lower haul than IT, which went on to make $103 million and $123 million in their opening weekends, respectively.

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Should the trend for Justice League fall in line with those films, projections of around $115 to $120 million are likely to be expected. This is not a terrible opening, but given the stakes in this film, as well as the sort of lukewarm reception from critics, it’s definitely a bit of a disappointment (especially since Batman v Superman made a massive $27.7 million on Thursday, and $169 million in its opening weekend).

However, there is one potential silver lining here. The film seems to be getting pretty good reception from fans. It’s possible that a high CinemaScore and good word of mouth from fans can help make sure that this one doesn’t plummet in its second weekend like the first one did.

We’ll have to wait and see.

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SOURCE: Variety, Box Office Mojo

  • Moby85

    Well, it’s an “event” film. The kind of film where a person who might not see an Aquaman stand-alone will go because it’s a big team-up and they probably have a hardcore friend or too that’s really jacked about it. I’m seeing it, though later in its run as there’s no real urgency on my end. I’m trying to keep expectations fairly low.

  • Psychotic Bitch With a Knife

    Does DC have a refund department?

    • Kindofabigdeal

      They recently deleted their Refund Button.

  • Victor Roa

    i’m surprised that it’s not even trending on twitter. Yeah, I mean I don’t doubt it will make 120 mil this weekend but kinda expect some posts of “don’t hate the haters!” More people are talking about Punisher which I kinda would have thought would have been buried by politics.

    • Kindofabigdeal

      Are you trying to say that a Marvel Netflix show is getting more attention than a DC event film?

      • Victor Roa

        uh, I’m honestly am the one shock here. I was expecting the “look at the hot stars on the red carpet” or “look at these children dressed up as the heroes of the film.” You know fluff pieces that sites would do before a film’s release. But I tuned into Colbert last night and was watching Affleck stutter his way into talking about sexual harassment.
        ….. so yeah, I’d rather turn off the world and fall into a world of Brunswick New Jersey crime family as Jon Burthal makes an alter of Guns….. and like I’m reading some of it and no one is like “The gun culture and the insanity.” I think people would like to escape from reality with a satire of what’s going on now, and even Justice League’s “heroes” isn’t escapism enough.

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.