"With the rightfully heightened expectations for a movie of this magnitude comes a greater scrutiny of both the quality of the movie as determined by critics and of course the profitability of the film, but the ultimate arbiter are moviegoers who seem to have found the concept and the event nature of the film enough to get them out to the movie theater even if the overall North American opening weekend number may be less than many expected", Dergarabedian said. The company plans to have a total of ten such locations up and running by the end of the year, and has also committed to invest a total of $50 million into VR content. It received a "B+" on CinemaScore.
Worse still, this isn't simply a case of superhero fatigue.
Marvel's "Thor: Ragnarok" slipped to third from No. 1 the previous week.
"Justice League" was created to be the apex of the DC Entertainment connected universe of films, as it brings together all of the brand's biggest heroes. And even that was close, with Logan grossing $88 million in its opening weekend.
Is There Reason To Hope?After that, there are no major films standing in between Justice League and Star Wars: The Last Jedi on December 15th.
Worldwide Justice League picked up an additional $185.5 million ($51.7 million of which came from China alone), bringing its worldwide opening weekend up to $281.5 million. But Warner Bros. can't always depend on the overseas figures to make up for the domestic shortfall. "Given the extremely lucrative Thanksgiving week, we have a chance to hold audiences and ultimately come in at a good level".
Justice League, on the other hand, has no such driving ideal.
Thor: Ragnarok followed at # 3 with $21.8-M in its 3rd frame for a domestic box office of $247.7-M.
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Reviewers have not been impressed with "Justice League", which carries a 40% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Just as Cyborg (Ray Fisher) is made from a mix of human and computer parts, and is sometimes unable to control his/its worst impulses, so too does Justice League feel cobbled together from spare parts, with two different directors who have two very different sensibilities at the helm.
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But it's not just that Ragnarok is proving hard to beat.
In at second - earning $27.1 million - was Lionsgate's newly-released "Wonder", according to the box office tracker.
Right now, some fans are petitioning to see a Zack Snyder cut of Warner Bros.' latest film, Justice League.
The unfortunate problem is that while the camaraderie among the heroes is largely enjoyable, the threat that they face is as bland and colorless as the Doomsday-led climax of Batman v Superman. 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".
Imax and Warner Bros. are going live with their first exclusive VR partnership, with a not-so-subtle-title: "Justice league: An Imax VR Exclusive" debuted in Imax VR Centers in Los Angeles, New York and Toronto Monday, and is scheduled to come to additional Imax VR Centers in the United Kingdom and Shanghai soon. Joss Whedon was brought on to punch up the script, and while we will likely never know what he specifically did, one can definitely pick up traces of the writer-directors wit in certain scenes. Sadly, it doesn't look set to be a triumph for the #DCEU at this stage. If so, what did you think of the film?