Having debuted to the lowest domestic opening weekend of any DC Extended Universe movie to date with $96 million, Forbes is reporting that Warner Bros. is looking at an overall loss of between $50 million and $100 million on its DC superhero team-up Justice League.
The Zack Snyder-directed DC ensemble has grossed $307 million worldwide so far, but is expected to lose out on top spot this coming Thanksgiving weekend to Disney-Pixar’s Coco, and is looking at a final gross of around $635 million.
Not only would this be the lowest haul for a DCEU movie ( a position currently occupied by Man of Steel on $668 million), but it would also leave Warner Bros. deep in the red. Given its $300 million production budget, plus marketing costs, Justice League was looking at a haul of around $700 million to $750 million in order to break even.
What this means for the future of the DCEU remains to be seen. There’s been a lot of rumour and speculation over the past few days, but the official word from Warner and DC Films seems to be that it’s business as usual. Whether that remains the case, only time will tell.
Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.
Justice League reunites 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 and Ciaran Hinds (Game of Thrones) as Steppenwolf.