Justice League is only a few more weeks away from being released, and the anticipation is high for the DC superhero ensemble. Of course, the DCEU does have somewhat of a stigma with most of the films being flat out bad. This year’s Wonder Woman put an end to that streak, and it looks like Justice League can continue that turnaround.
Reports are estimating that the film could have a $110 million-plus opening weekend, which would be fairly impressive for a franchise that seems to be just getting out of the hole it dug itself into. More on the story below.
According to Deadline, tickets for Justice League went on sale this week and is currently tracking for a $110 – $120 million dollar opening. It’s important to note that these numbers come from Fandango, not Warner Bros. But the film is tracking higher than that of Wonder Woman, which opened at $103 million. However, the tepid numbers have a lot to do with the fact that Thor: Ragnarok opens a few weeks earlier than Justice League.
Ragnarok was said to be tracking for a $100 – $110 million dollar opening per industry figures, as it will resonate with a wide array of audiences ranging from families, Hispanics, and African Americans. The opening would be the largest for the franchise, which is considered to be one of the weakest of the standalones. But a revised estimate now puts those numbers much higher. In the same report, Ragnarok is tracking to open at $125 million.
However, we should also consider the fact that these are nothing more than just estimates. Though both films are tracking strong, neither has come out yet. However, considering that both of these estimates are fairly high, it’s pretty safe to say that it will perform well at the box office.
Fans appear to be interested in how Wonder Woman and Aquaman factor into Justice League. And most want to see another Wonder Woman film happen. Based on how well the first film was received this past summer, it only makes sense that interest in a sequel remains high.
Here’s the official synopsis:
Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s (Henry Cavill) selfless act, Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) enlists newfound ally Diana Prince to face an even greater threat. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to recruit a team to stand against this newly awakened enemy. Despite the formation of an unprecedented league of heroes — Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and the Flash — it may be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.
Directed by Joss Whedon, Justice League is set to hit theaters on November 17, 2017.