Justice League opens at $96 million domestically

Justice League will reunite Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice stars Henry Cavill as Superman, Ben Affleck as Batman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Ray Fisher as Cyborg, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ezra Miller as The Flash, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Connie Nielsen as Queen Hippolyta and Robin Wright as General Antiope alongside J.K. Simmons (Whiplash) as Commissioner Gordon, Amber Heard (The Danish Girl) as Mera, Willem Dafoe (Spider-Man) as Vulko, Kiersey Clemons (Dope) as Iris West and Ciaran Hinds (Game of Thrones) as Steppenwolf. Moving into the Top 10, the movie earned $1.1-M from 53 theaters for a screen average of $21,038 and a 10-day box office of $1.5-M.

Justice League was beset with challenges, it saw extensive re-shoots that resulted in the final production budget coming in at about $300-M.

"I did have a higher expectation for the three days", said Jeff Goldstein, who heads up domestic distribution for Warner Bros. And yes, that's possible, but there are a few factors that point to a lack of longevity at the box office here. Here we break down four reasons why "Justice League" turned out to be a box office dud. For instance, Wonder Woman was estimated to open below $100 million over the summer, yet went on to surpass expectations and post a $103 million opening weekend.

"Justice League" pulled most of its weight overseas, where it launched to $185.5 million from 65 markets, boosting the worldwide debut to $281.5 million.

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Jason Momoa Says Negative 'Justice League' Reaction 'Kind of Bummed Me Out'

So Wonder Woman's A CinemaScore gave an indication the film might have strong legs, while Justice League's B+ CinemaScore indicates there may be a chance that word-of-mouth isn't as strong.

Producer Todd Lieberman credited Lionsgate with making an astute counterprogramming scheduling move and added, " The timing was great because people really want a feel-good movie". Whedon, it should be noted, was hired to write some new scenes before Snyder had to back out of the project, but the former filmmaker's tone is hard to ignore, especially when it comes to some of the new characters. That places the new Marvel movie somewhere between the two Guardians of the Galaxy in terms of global box office. Paramount's second weekend of "Daddy's Home 2" finished fourth with $14.8 million at 3,575 sites, followed by Fox's second weekend of "Murder on the Orient Express" with $13.8 million at 3,354 locations. "Wonder", starring Jacob Tremblay as a fifth grader with a facial deformity, received an A+ CinemaScore with an audience that was 68% female and 66% over 25.

A Bad Moms Christmas took seventh place with $6.9 million and $50.9 mill. domestic gross, paling in comparison to the $100 mill. plus grossed by its predecessor.

Roman J. Israel, Esq. opened to muted numbers.

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