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It's not even in the top 50 domestic openings of all time, ranking 53rd behind "Fast and Furious 6". The film's lacklustre opening, though, will hurt the studio more than its humdrum reviews.

It's a little sad to think that a $94 million opening could ever be considered a "disappointment", but it has to be said because the movie reportedly cost well over $300 million to produce. "There will be 35% of schoolchildren out of school on Monday and Tuesday and 75% out on Wednesday".

"Justice League."Warner Bros.The release of Warner Bros.'s latest DC Comics title, "Justice League", was a decade-plus in the making and the payoff for the years releasing standalone movies - from "Man of Steel" (Superman) to "Wonder Woman". First, there was already apprehension about the DC Extended Universe.

Justice League did decently in Thursday previews with $13 million, more than Wonder Woman's previews but about half what Batman v Superman made on Thursday.


One of the harshest criticisms typically thrown at the DC Extended Universe is that it can be too dark with not almost enough humor or lightness. Universal's "Fate of the Furious" took in $98.8 million in April for the seventh-best launch of 2017. It reunites Ben Affleck's Batman and Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman to fight a new threat facing earth while introducing new characters like Ezra Miller's The Flash, Jason Momoa's Aquaman and Ray Fisher's Cyborg. Amy Adams, Amber Heard, Jeremy Irons, J.K. Simmons, and Willem Dafoe also appear.

Critics have laid a lot of the blame at how the film was put together, with Joss Whedon rewriting and reshooting anywhere from (depending on the source) 20% to 80% of the finished film after Zack Snyder was unable to complete it due to a family tragedy, and with the studio mandating a strict two-hour running time after Batman v Superman ran 151 minutes. The film, which appeals to younger audiences, is also poised to make an impact over the Thanksgiving weekend. It's not a spoiler at this stage to say that Superman returns to the land of the living in Justice League, though the subsequent discussion around his return has focused as much on Cavill's awkwardly CGI-erased mustache in the film as the movie's actual portrayal of a reborn Superman. Wonder Woman's stand-alone film managed a $103 million debut weekend just this year.

"I did have a higher expectation for the three days", said Jeff Goldstein, who heads up domestic distribution for Warner Bros. "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. Roberts plays the boy's mother, and Owen Wilson portrays his father.

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