Justice League did not crack the $100 million threshold in its opening weekend, opening at a lower-than-expected $96 million at the U.S. box office.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, $96 million is the worst opening yet for a DCEU film. However, one bright spot has been the overseas markets, where Justice League opened to $185.5 million from 65 markets. The superhero team-up scored $51.7 million in China and had the biggest weekend debut of all time in Brazil with $14.2 million.
Warner Bros. is confident that the global haul of $281.5 million will help push them through the holiday weekend. President of Domestic Distribution at Warner Bros. noted:
“Our path to ultimate box office success is different than what we thought. Given the extremely lucrative Thanksgiving week, we have a chance to hold audiences and come in at a good level.”
In other box office news, small film Wonder surprised with a $27.1 million. The film, which appeals to younger audiences, is also poised to make an impact over the Thanksgiving weekend.
Thor: Ragnarok placed a respectable third in its third week with $21.8 million domestically. Its worldwide total now stands at $738.1 million, another hit for the Marvel Cinematic Universe machine.
In Justice League, fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.
Justice League is directed by Zack Snyder with post-production duties handled by Joss Whedon. The film stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Amy Adams, Jeremy Irons and Jesse Eisenberg.
Justice League is currently playing in theatres.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter