What happened to Justice League this weekend?!
With high fanfare and expectations heading into the the weekend box office, one might have expected the DC Extended Universe‘s mashup to pull in a REALLY big opener, but it just wasn’t in the cards for Justice League, which did just $ 96 million in the United States.
The global box office totals cushioned the hard landing a little bit for the superhero flick, as it did $ 185.5 million overseas — giving it a cumulative $ 281.5 million global launch across all markets.
But domestically, this marked the lowest opening of ANY title in the DC Extended Universe — and that’s a big problem for the superhero contingent as they try to compete with rival Marvel Studios.
For Justice League specifically, it appears poor reviews and a mediocre B+ CinemaScore may have helped do it in… and yet it still finished first overall at the box office this weekend, so it wasn’t all bad!
Coming in second was a bit of a surprise hit: the Stephen Chbosky-directed Wonder, which brought in $ 27.1 million from just over 3,000 theaters across North America.
Thor: Ragnarok came in at a close third place, taking in $ 21.8 million over the weekend in its now third week in theaters.
Rounding out the top five, Daddy’s Home 2 took home $ 14.8 million in fourth place, and Murder on the Orient Express took in $ 13.8 million in its second weekend in theaters.
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