Box Office Report: ‘Justice League’ Has an Underwhelming Opening Weekend

Warner Bros. Pictures and DC Comics’ big-budget superhero film, Justice League, failed to make it over the $100 million mark over its first three days in domestic theaters. Critics didn’t embrace the film but audiences were more receptive, with those who did show up for the opening weekend awarding it a B+ school, according to CinemaScore.

The much-anticipated teaming of Batman (Ben Affleck), Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), Superman (Henry Cavill), The Flash (Ezra Miller), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), and Cyborg (Ray Fisher) didn’t match the opening weekend of any of the films in the DC Extended Universe: Wonder Woman, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Man of Steel, and Suicide Squad. Meanwhile, Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok continues to ring up impressive ticket sales. Since its release 17 days ago, Thor: Ragnarok has brought in over $247 million, domestically.

Justice League will be taking on Disney’s animated feature film Coco and Bleecker Street’s The Man Who Invented Christmas starring Dan Stephens, both opening in theaters on November 22, 2017. Plus, Columbia Pictures’ Roman J. Israel, Esq starring Denzel Washington and Colin Farrell will be expanding into 1,500 additional theaters the day before Thanksgiving.

Box Office Top 10: November 17-19, 2017

  1. Justice League – $96,000,000
  2. Wonder – $27,050,000
  3. Thor: Ragnarok – $21,786,000
  4. Daddy’s Home 2 – $14,800,000
  5. Murder on the Orient Express – $13,800,000
  6. The Star – $10,000,000
  7. A Bad Moms Christmas – $6,890,000
  8. Lady Bird – $2,529,915
  9. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – $1,115,000
  10. Jigsaw – $1,070,000

The Justice League Plot: 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 Box Office Numbers
Ezra Miller, Ben Affleck, and Gal Gadot star in ‘Justice League’ (Photo © 2017 Warner Bros Pictures)