Sunday, November 19, 2017

Justice League Smacks the Box Office with $96 million Debut

While a $96 million debut is good for any other movie, it is actually the lowest of any of the films from the DC universe.  And... especially so, since this is the first time the Justice League has ever been assembled on screen.  I'm guessing it's poor to mediocre reviews (40% Tomatometer) detracted a lot of movie goers, who were on a wait-and-see attitude since being burned by Batman v Superman and Suicide Squad.  It is also unfortunate that this movie was also plagued by reshoots and a change in director (due to tragic circumstances)... which bumped the budget up to the $250-$300 million range.  It's one silver lining is that it pulled in $185.5 million overseas for an early worldwide total of $281.5 million.

Wonder was the surprise of the weekend, as it grossed a huge $27.1 million for a second place finish.  This reported $20 million budget movie felt like a movie most people would wait for video... instead, they showed up to theaters.  Expect this movie to hold strong over the holidays.


Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Justice League
2) Wonder
3) Thor: Ragnarok 
4) Daddy's Home 2  
5) Murder on the Orient Express 
6) The Star
7) A Bad Moms Christmas
8) Lady Bird
9) Three Billboards Outside...
10) Jigsaw
$96 million
$27.1 million
$21.8 million
$14.8 million
$13.8 million
$10 million
$6.9 million
$2.5 million
$1.1 million
$1.1 million
$96 million
$27.1 million
$247.4 million
$50.8 million
$51.7 million
$10 million
$50.9 million
$4.7 million
$1.5 million
$36.5 million
$250 million
$20 million
$180 million
$69 million
$55 million
$20 million
$28 million
$10 million
n/a
$10 million




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