Early industry projections place Warner Bros.’ Justice League on a course to earn between $110 million and $120 million in its opening weekend at the domestic box office.
If those numbers hold, the DC Extended Universe ensemble film will outperform the debut of Wonder Woman, which grossed $103.2 million in its U.S. debut in early June. It’s likely the inclusion of multiple DC Comics heroes — Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, The Flash, Cyborg and, yes, Superman — will broaden Justice League‘s audience appeal
Fandango reports that tickets went on sale Wednesday night, and the website’s fan surveys peg Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman and Jason Momoa as Aquaman as the characters moviegoers are most looking forward to seeing.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice opened in 2016 with $166 million in North America ahead of an $873 million worldwide total. Wonder Woman, meanwhile, took in $821.6 million globally. Its $412.5 million domestic haul made Wonder Woman the second highest-grossing film of the year.
According to Deadline, Thor: Ragnarok‘s imminent release is likely eating up some of Justice League‘s projections. Once the Marvel Studios film opens next week in North America, Justice League projections should increase drastically. The third Thor film is projected to open domestically with about $125 million.
Arriving 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, 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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