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Subj: Re: The final financial results are coming into focus...
Posted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 at 05:54:34 pm CST (Viewed 579 times)
Reply Subj: Prediction: Justice League will not be the success the CW wants it to be
Posted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 at 11:32:23 am CST (Viewed 798 times)
Justice League is heading toward a $235 million domestic gross and world-wide total of $655 million. That wouldn't be bad for a lower budgeted movie, but Justice League is one of the most expensive movies ever made and it'll need to make about $800 million to break even. It'll have made the least amount of money of any DCEU film so far by a significant margin. Up until now, Man of Steel was the low man on the totem poll, but it made $291 million domestically and $668 million world-wide. Given that Justice League is the tent pole movie in the franchise so far, DC is definitely going in the wrong direction.
In comparison, a Thor movie will far surpass the Justice League movie financially. Thor: Ragnarok now looks like it'll earn about $305 million domestically and about $845 million world-wide. The other MCU movies this year, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Spider-Man: Homecoming made $863 million and $880 million world-wide, respectively. DC's one unabashed success, Wonder Woman, made more money than any of the MCU movies domestically this year but its world-wide gross of $822 million will be less than all three MCU movies this year.
If I were Warner Bros., I'd be sure to sever any relationship with Zach Snyder going forward. I'd be patient and not rush into another Justice League movie. Given that Wonder Woman 2 is already underway, WB can no longer wait a few years and relaunch the DCEU. The quickest way to fix things and make everyone forget about the bad movies is to make a really good, critically acclaimed non-Wonder Woman film set in the DCEU that's tonally completely different from everything that's come before. Dark and gritty works for Batman, but only Batman. Perhaps do some kind of reality warping retcon movie ala the 2009 Star Trek that revamps the DCEU in some way and replace Ben Affleck as Batman. He's a terrible Batman. And replace Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor. He was great in Zombieland and Adventureland, but he's a terrible Lex Luthor.