Worldwide box office take so far for Justice League is $281M making it the lowest DCEU movie debut to date.
Here’s my take: I’m not going to say that it’s not underperforming, it is. The extensive reshoots (and they were extensive, don’t let anybody else tell you different) jacked the production costs up quite a bit – something around $300M. Warner Bros. will be content, not happy though, if this movie breaks even but I wouldn’t bet on Justice League 2 happening at the moment. As far the main players in the DCEU are concerned; Aquaman comes out next summer, Shazam is almost entirely cast with production expected to begin early next year, and Wonder Woman 2 is a done deal because of the first one’s boffo box office numbers and its positive reception from both fans and critics. Any other DCEU project that has been brought up like Suicide Squad 2, Gotham City Sirens, and Man Of Steel 2 are in limbo at the moment. Hopefully with the overall positive word of mouth Justice League is receiving from everyone who has seen it, will get butts into seats at theaters next weekend which is extended due to the holiday.
This movie is generally fun and pleasing even to die-hard comic fans like myself. You don’t have to take my word for it but feel free to check out my review here.
Justice League is now playing at theaters everywhere