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Justice League on Track for $150M Opening Weekend

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Justice League on Track for $150M Opening Weekend

Wonder Woman opened to a giant $103 million at the domestic box office, but Warner Bros.’ next DC Comics adaptation, Justice League, is forecast to do 50% more in its opening weekend at a solid $150 million. These are huge numbers for the movie, which is following hot on the heels of the aforementioned movie starring Gal Gadot as Diana Prince. Fans will be happy to know that she’ll reprise her role in this movie, which sees DC’s most popular heroes team up to take on Steppenwolf.

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In a new forecast from BoxOffice.com, the direct sequel to Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is tracking to make around $330 million stateside by the end of its run, which begins in November. Wonder Woman’s domestic run has totalled $411 million, so Justice League will have to do something special to top it.

It’s worth noting that Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was forecast for an opening of $154 million and brought in just over $166 million, whereas Suicide Squad was forecast at $98 million and actually brought home $133 million. This suggests that Justice League could well exceed the estimated figures that have been presented — but there’s no telling just yet.

Early Justice League screenings have taken place, with reports of viewers calling the movie “epic” – something that’s sure to help the feature when it comes to getting people to go out and actually watch it. One audience member who saw the film reportedly didn’t like the other ensemble movies (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad) from Warner Bros. and DC Films, but did enjoy Justice League.

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Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s (Henry Cavill) selfless act, Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) enlists newfound ally Diana Prince to face an even greater threat. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to recruit a team to stand against this newly awakened enemy. Despite the formation of an unprecedented league of heroes — Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and the Flash — it may be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.

Opening Nov. 17, Justice League stars Ben Affleck as Batman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ezra Miller as The Flash, Raymond Fisher as Cyborg, Willem Dafoe as Vulko, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Connie Nielsen as Queen Hippolyta, Amber Heard as Mera and J.K. Simmons as Commissioner Gordon.

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