Justice will be served in a big way if this morning’s box office tracking reports prove true. It’s hard to believe that there are only 21 days left until the ultimate superhero team-up comes to the big screen. According to Deadline, Justice League appeared on tracking this morning and early reports are huge as Justice League is looking at an opening weekend somewhere in the $120M in the U.S. and Canada.
It’s interesting to note why salivating fanboys and girls are ready to fill theater seats the weekend of November 17. According to Fandango polls there are two big reasons — Gal Gadot and Jason Mamoa. Fans are eager to see Diana in action again after breaking opening records and live-action global records as the highest grossing title directed by a woman. Wonder Woman, sitting at $412.5M, is the second highest grossing film of the year. I have to add after seeing the film again the other night at the DGA, followed by a Q&A with Patty Jenkins, I can’t wait to see Gal Gadot in action again either. Mamoa for the most part has come off postive in the trailers.
The article is quick to point out that these are industry expectations. Justice League is also tracking ahead of Wonder Woman (which opened at 103.2M), but that film had legs for weeks. Another thing to note is that these numbers could change as the article points out that superhero attention is now focused on Thor: Ragnarok, which is at 99% on Rotten Tomatoes and is looking at a $125M weekend. If early reviews prove to be overwhelmingly positive, as was the case with Wonder Woman, Justice League‘s numbers could potentially go higher, too.
What do you think? Do you think these numbers are on point or way off? Feel free to speculate in the comments section below.
The film stars Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne/Batman, Gal Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman, Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry/Aquaman, Ezra Miller as Barry Allen/The Flash, Ray Fisher as Victor Stone/Cyborg, Henry Cavill as Clark Kent/Superman, Ciaran Hinds as Steppenwolf, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Amber Heard as Mera, Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth, J.K. Simmons as Commissioner James Gordon, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Connie Nielsen as Queen Hippolyta and Willem Dafoe as Nuidis Vulko.
“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 hits theaters on November 17, 2017.
5 Things That ‘Justice League’ Needs To Deliver On
Over the last few years, Warner Bros. and DC have surprised and entertained audiences with their big screen adaptations of their iconic heroes, starting with Man of Steel in 2013. They have set a path for these films, which has led to something big on the horizon. Justice League is set to hit theaters this November and it’s going to be massive. This is the culmination of all the DC Extended Universe films coming together for the first time and there is a lot riding on this project.
Justice League is going to be a thrilling event for sure and there are many things that need to be done right so that both comic fans and general audiences can equally enjoy and embrace this film. There are several things that Warner Bros. and DC have to deliver on when this film is released and it’s a perfect time to discuss which of these elements need to be shown the most.
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