– by Joseph Jammer Medina

DC Films and Warner Bros.’ upcoming film, Justice League, is currently projected to hit $110 to $120 million in its opening weekend in North America, Deadline reports. They were quick to point out that these estimates do not come from Warner Bros.

Here’s how this projection compares to other DC movie openings:

Batman v Superman: $166.0M
Suicide Squad: $133.7M
Justice League: $110-$120M (Projected)
Man of Steel: $116.6M
Wonder Woman: $103.3M

Given that a relatively unknown entity like Suicide Squad (at least to mainstream audiences) made $133 million in its opening weekend, this may be a bit of a shock for some fans, who would understandably expect that a movie with a band of heroes would fare better than a band of mostly obscure villains. However, it’s worth noting that these numbers are early. Currently, Thor: Ragnarok is eating up a lot of enthusiasm, but once that movie hits, a lot of that anticipated could very well move on over to Justice League, thereby resulting in a higher box office in its opening weekend.

Plus, if Justice League ends up being a great movie, it’ll have no real competition for almost a month, when Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits. All in all, it looks like the film really is set up for success.

What do you think of these initial projections? Let us know down below!

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SOURCE: Deadline

  • RX178

    I expect it to be a Transformers level hit. Lots of profit, very low critical reception, extra special “Directors Cut” “good version” Blu-Ray edition to be released later.

    • Kindofabigdeal

      Do you mean like TF 1-3 or TF 5?

  • AmiRami

    Are you sure 110-120 million isn’t the death count we are projecting in this movie?

  • Kindofabigdeal

    Justice League will mark the end of the DCEU. They will salvage Wonder Woman and have her slip into an alternate rebooted timeline.

  • Victor Roa

    I buy it, but never under estimate the “it’s got legs” like Wonder Woman which has the lowest opening of those 5 but has the highest Gross and it’s still growing. Man of Steel 668 mil, so basically the line of film was “wow, first superman in a long time but this time it’s gonna be real. Have you seen those Terrance Malik shots?” Then next, “ewwww, 9/11 too soon.” I don’t doubt that it can make this projected goal but like it’s still a heavily populated winter release, so it’s more like 2 weeks of decent box office then off to another market to make another big opening and then again and again. It’s more like selling a spectral, banking on just the whole visual noise, and like Transformers seems to do this well, but still DC is somewhat a property that gets stepped over by itself, like immediately after Dark Knight Rise people were like “So Arkham Asylum is next with Joseph Gordon Levitt?” And even now Lego really does seem to be taking away the thunder from DC a lot since it looks better on a t shirt saying “First try!”

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.