After falling short of $100 million in its opening weekend, Justice League certainly isn’t the domestic box office draw Warner Bros. had banked on. However, the latest installment of the studios DC Extended Universe is reporting strong numbers overseas, where it topped $300 million in its second weekend of release.
An additional $72.2 million earned this weekend internationally helped to push Justice League past that milestone. Coupled with the superhero ensemble film’s $171.2 million domestic haul, that brings the worldwide total to $481.3 million. However, despite Justice League‘s favorable performance in international markets, the film still lagged behind Disney/Pixar’s Coco in North America, as suggested by early box office estimates.
Justice League‘s overseas success can largely be attributed to China, where the film opened to $52.1 million and secured a new milestone for the country’s yearly box office totals, which surpassed $7.55 billion for the first time. In its second weekend, an additional $15.8 million helped push Justice League‘s total to $83.1 million in China, the world’s second-largest film market.
Nevertheless, these promising international numbers could still prove to be too little too late, with some experts already estimating that Justice League could possibly lose between $50 million and $100 million for Warner Bros.
In theaters now, Justice League stars Ben Affleck as Batman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ezra Miller as The Flash, Ray Fisher as Cyborg, Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Ciarán Hinds as Steppenwolf, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor and J.K. Simmons as Commissioner Gordon.
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