‘Justice League’ Box Office: Struggling With $567M Worldwide Thus Far

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With a $94 million debut weekend, a $197m 17-day domestic total and a $567m global cume in just under three weeks would be relatively impressive. And those overseas numbers are halfway decent. But Justice League was treated not as a trilogy capper like WB’s The Matrix Revolutions or a franchise starter like Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, but rather a grand culmination of a five-year plan and the bedrock of an entire franchise if not an entire studio.JL-FP-0218
Justice League earned $16.58 million in its third weekend of domestic release, a drop of 60% that brought its 17-day total to $197.336m thus far. For comparison, that’s a healthier drop than Lionsgate’s Hunger Games sequels and WB’s later Harry Potter sequels, and (oddly enough) right in line with the last two Summit/Lionsgate Twilight Saga sequels (-60%) and WB’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (-59%). The Fantastic Beasts comparison is the one that WB wants, as if it continues on this path then it might just flirt with $250m domestic.
The numbers are too small for a continuing of this franchise at this point.
Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
Photographs are Courtesy: Warner Bros. Entertainment
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