According to CBR, in order for the movie to break even is $600 million when everything is factored in. Production budget ($250 million, plus $25 million in reshoots, then there's the millions spent on promotion costs).
And considering the movie already has mixed reviews and a 43% (currently) rating on Rotten Tomatos, this movie isn't going to be the success the CW wish it to be.
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
, but he's a terrible Lex Luthor.