'JUSTICE LEAGUE' DEALT BOX OFFICE DEFEAT WITH $96M OPENER (11/20/2017)
Justice League was delivered a blow at the box office, bringing in just $96 million. Normally, that would be a good showing, but this was supposed to be the crowning jewel in Warner Bros./DC’s crown.
The film is tracking to bring in $325 million worldwide for the opener. Observers say Justice League still has a fighting chance to bring in serious dough as it's going into a Thanksgiving weekend. Typically a big one for moviegoers.
“It’s not just about the opening weekend, but it’s about the length of the run especially given the extremely lucrative Thanksgiving holiday; we have lots of room to run,” Warner Bros. domestic distribution boss Jeff Goldstein told Deadline this morning.
Lionsgate’s Wonder, meanwhile, brought in $27 million, considered a big win for its opener. It was a risk to put the Julia Roberts starring family title up against an event film like Justice League, but one that ultimately paid off, with observers noting that the audience for Wonder skewed female (68%) compare to Justice League’s male skew (58%).
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Box Office Summary for November 17-19th, Per Deadline:
1.) Justice League (WB), 4,051 theaters / $38.8M Fri. (includes $13M previews) /$33M Sat/$24.1M Sun/ 3-day cume: $96M / Wk 1
2.) Wonder (WB), 3,096 theaters / $9.7M Fri. (includes $740K previews) /$10.3M Sat/$7.1M Sun/ 3-day cume: $27M / Wk 1
3). Thor: Ragnarok (DIS), 4,080 theaters / $5.8M Fri. /$9.7M Sat/$6.3M Sun/ 3-day cume: $21.7M (-62%) / Total cume: $247.3M / Wk 3
4.) Daddy’s Home 2 (PAR), 3,575 theaters (0) / $3.9M Fri. /$6.4M Sat /$4.5M Sun/ 3-day cume: $14.8M (-50%)/ Total: $50.6M/Wk 2
5.) Murder on the Orient Express (FOX), 3,354 theaters (+13)/ $4M Fri. /$5.9M Sat/ $3.9M Sun/ 3-day cume: $13.8M (-52%)/Total: $51.7M/ Wk 2
6.)The Star (SONY), 2,837 theaters / $2.8M Fri. (studio did not report previews) / $4.1M Sat/ $3M Sun/3-day cume: $10M / Wk 1
7). A Bad Moms Christmas (STX), 2,948 theaters (-667) / $2.3M Fri./ $2.8M Sat/ $1.7M Sun/3-day cume: $6.9M (-40%) / Total cume: $50.9M / Wk 3
8). Lady Bird (A24), 238 theaters (+201) / $725K Fri. / $1.06M Sat/$743K Sun/3-day cume: $2.5M (+110%)/ Per screen: $10,6K / Total cume: $4.7M / Wk 3
9.) Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, MO (FSL), 53 theaters (+49) / $333K Fri. / $452K Sat/ $368K Sun/3-day cume: $1.15M (+246%) / Per screen average: $21K /Total: $1.5M Wk 2
10). Jigsaw (LG), 1,201 theaters (-1,450) / $325K Fri. /$481K Sat/$264K Sun/ 3-day cume: $1.07M (-69%) / Total cume: $36.4M / Wk 4