“Justice League” Box Office Update and 2017 Ranking

With the “Justice League” movie having been out for five weeks now, reports have the movie finishing with around $675 million dollars at the box office when all is said and done.

“Justice League” dropped 57% to take in $4.2 million with “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” dominating the scene. The DC superhero film is projected to finish with $235 million domestically and $414.5 million internationally, bringing the figure around the $675 million range as its final worldwide gross.

And while Rotten Tomatoes has the movie rating at 41% with critics and 78% with audiences, IMDB has listed the film in its Top 10 Movies of 2017, with the film ranking at No. 5. “Wonder Woman” took second place behind “It”.

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Spidey2878
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Interesting

afriend
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It’s not going to make me popular in these parts, but the “magic number” to make a sequel a sure thing is probably around $750 million worldwide. Figuring production costs in the area of $300 million, another $100 million in P&A, and maybe $50 million or so in automatic tax breaks. Then the studio/production company will get about $0.55 for every $1.00 gross, as an average it varies with the territories, the other portion going to exhibitors and the various percentage deals that both directors and the above the line cast have. 675 x 0.55 = $371.25 million. That’s not… Read more »
sundevil82
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I don’t know why you think this would make you unpopular. You were just giving the other side of the coin. I appreciate you breaking it down.

Spidey2878
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http://www.boxofficemojo.com/weekend/chart/?view=&yr=2017&wknd=50&p=.htm
I did notice JL made number 5 on this list. Is that accurate?

Spidey2878
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It’s a shame that they let Routh’s contract run out. True Superman Returns had its problems, but I believe Routh was not one of them. I would’ve liked to have seen more from his version. Maybe one day they could have Routh return as Superman in a multiverse episode of Supergirl. I think it would be cool to see two different supermen on that show. Hoechlin and Routh teaming up both as superman. Who knows? Maybe it could happen. That’s just something I’m hopping for. I don’t know if it will, but maybe on day. I do think Routh deserves… Read more »
afriend
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I met Brandon Routh (very) briefly at a convention last June; I found him to be very nice and charming. Seemed like he was really happy to be there. But, I’m going to get mileage out of this story for as long as I live; he is probably shorter than advertised. I’m 6’2″ in shoes, and as I stand next to him, he not rudely or roughly, but firmly pushes me down at the shoulders (looks like he’s putting his arm around me), so that in the photo I look about an inch shorter than he is.

Spidey2878
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I hope I meet Brandon one day. I met Dean Cain, and he was really nice to me. Showed true Sperman character.

bhof
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I hope WB somehow doesn’t overreact. Just make another movie with a new story and new director (even though I personally like Zack Snyder). I keep thinking of the James Bond film Quantum of Solace. It wasn’t well received, so they regrouped and pushed on with Skyfall, which was a big success. I think WB can do that here. Don’t reboot. Don’t clean house entirely. Just keep moving forward and tell new stories. And please, please, PLEASE prioritize another solo Superman film.

Phresh
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Great post!

Kal L
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Excellent post dude! I agree, I hope that WB does push forward, and there actually is a lot of good will from this movie, a lot of the movie going audience loved it! The sequel could be huge. The franchise is now established, and the audience is now actually excited to see what comes next.

rotcev08
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Agreed! Ever since Man of Steel, I felt WB should have stood its ground and let Snyder’s vision come to full circle. But no, they overreacted due to vocal criticisms, even if the core audience received the films well. I hope WB will be more patient, and accept the fact that franchise success cannot be rushed, decisions cannot be back and forth, and vision should be long-term.

redcape
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Sooner or later the public will slack off seeing these superhero movies. Their not rare any more. There’s so many of them they’re eventually going to be over looked for what ever will be the next big box office draw. The real issue with these is the cost. Their too expensive to make. That means that the profits they have to make just to break even are getting to be way above the amount of people they need to attend them. I liked the Justice League, problems and all but as far as I’m concerned it certainly didn’t look like… Read more »
sundevil82
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There is always the possibility of superhero fatigue, but I like the idea of making sub genre movies within them. Like Logan was basically a western and the new mutants is going to be a horror movie. That’s the sort of reinvention that will keep superhero movies alive. I hope that DC finds their niche soon. Their problem thus far has been putting the cart before the horse and foolishly expecting billion dollar returns. Let the ‘Dark Universe’ be the example of what not to do… they did so many things wrong there from announcing 10 movies to not being… Read more »
Kal L
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I disagree with your statement saying that WB is putting the cart before the horse and expecting billion dollar returns. Thing is, they’ve been there already. They did it before any Marvel property, with the Dark Knight and then Dark Knight Rises. Man of Steel was always going to be a “softer” start, as it was the beginning of their now shared universe. The hopes were actually on BvS. But with the harsh reviews from critics and social media personalities, Zack Snyder’s darker approach and largely due to interference by WB and shaving 30 mins off of it, it didn’t… Read more »
Superdoc
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I think that justice league will probably be huge in DVD.. The money generated by a movie isn’t just from the box office… the DVD revenue, toys, halloween costumes, etc… BvS kept a lot of kids out of the theatre, Justice league was much more kid-friendly, but may have already lost the audience, unwilling to take the chance, or saving the family movie money for Jedi.. I think Justice league will find a new audience on DVD, it will benefit from its re-watchability (I’ve seen it 3 times!)… and the promise of an extended cut (even if its Whedon’s cut… Read more »
anto31
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A fiasco…