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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

After years (and in some case, decades) of fan anticipation, Justice League is finally hitting the big screen. This is a culmination of four films that have hit since 2012’s Man of Steel, and it follows Wonder Woman’s amazing box office and critical performance.

With Wonder Woman in all our rear view mirrors, it’s the film we’re most looking forward to, so it makes sense that many of us would gauge its success by a comparison to that film. So how is it holding up?

According to a new press release from Fandango, Justice League is outselling Wonder Woman “at the same point in the Fandango sales cycle.” This is great news for Warner Bros., as by this point in Wonder Woman’s cycle, anticipation was already pretty high, as the social media embargo had been up for some time, and full reviews had been online since Monday.

In contrast, the social media embargo was only up last week, and the actual review embargo will be lifting late tonight, compared to Wonder Woman’s Monday lift. With that in mind, it’s great to hear that sales are looking fairly solid (though to be fair, Fandango has an interest in spinning things to sell more tickets).

Of course, what will really make the difference is the overall critical reception. Wonder Woman surprised in its opening weekend, but at the end of the day, it really thrived on its long tail at the box office, which was only guaranteed by its great reception. Should Justice League repeat this success, a good word of mouth and critical response should be in the cards.

Are you looking forward to Justice League? Let us know down below!

Justice League hits theaters this Friday!

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SOURCE: Fandango (via Batman-News)

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.