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$96M opening weekend......FLOP confirmed!


What a shocking flop

Avengers 207M
Avengers AOU 191M
Cap civil war 179M
Ironman3 174M
BVS 166M
Dark Knight Rise 160M
Dark Knight 158M
Spider-man3 151M

You'd expect these type of numbers from Justice League.

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Couldn't even crack $100. Truly pathetic.

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I think a $700-billion dollar movie will come more of a rarity with the genre though in the future due to superhero genre fatigue. Marvel has it all mapped out until 2025 and to be honest I am only bothered to catch a handful of those in theaters....

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This is the 20th best opening for a superhero movie. Adjusted for inflation, 30th, just ahead of Ang Lee's Hulk from 2003.

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here is an article perfectly explaining JLs failures....

https://www.forbes.com/sites/scottmendelson/2017/11/19/justice-league-box-office-why-a-96m-debut-is-a-disaster/#2d3dea7f3513

"Occam’s Razor suggests that folks didn’t like Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice so they stayed away from the sequel. Like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, a retooled, lighter, more kid-friendly “this is what the last film should have been” sequel was comparatively rejected because audiences sampled the last one out of curiosity and didn’t like it. If you consider Justice League to be the third chapter in Zack Snyder’s DC Films trilogy following Man of Steel and Dawn of Justice, then Justice League played like the third Divergent movie. Fans and general audiences decided not to be fooled for the third time."

"To be fair, it is entirely possible that the film will play well overseas (although $281 million isn't a huge global bow for a movie like this, especially if it doesn't leg it out). Speaking of which, it may leg it like Fantastic Beast and Where to Find Them. That J.K. Rowling prequel earned $234 million domestic from a $74.4m debut (a multiplier which would put Justice League just under $300m) and then $814m worldwide. Justice League was never going to play like The Avengers, and I would argue making it into a copy of The Avengers may have been a crucial mistake in a world where The Avengers is available on Blu Ray or VOD. But for now, Justice League may well become the biggest-grossing “bomb” of all time."

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