Justice League is having a bit of a rough time. For a movie that should have been a huge success it is instead limping toward the finish the line. It has broken another record as Forbes reports that the movie has topped $500 million at the worldwide box office.
Justice League earned $1.9 million in North America yesterday. That brings its 13-day domestic cume up to $178.871m domestic. Oh, and the Zack Snyder/Joss Whedon movie crossed $500 million worldwide on Tuesday, which means its total is now around $505m worldwide heading into the crucial third weekend.
That means the movie should be either in pure profit or very close to it. While the budget of Justice League is allegedly $300 million dollars that doesn’t take marketing into account. The weeks leading up to Justice League had a ton of marketing so we can assume that the movie had a pretty big marketing budget. The numbers are usually that you take the budget, cut it in half, and add it in to account for marketing. That would put Justice League up in the realms of $450 million before it needed to make a profit. However, Justice League is also not a normal production with the massive reshoots, the extra money needed to CGI a mustache, and the rather large amount of marketing that was done so let’s tack an extra $50 million on there.
However, there are rumors that the movie needs to make even more than that to break even. Even fans of the movie have to admit that the movie isn’t doing as well as anyone has hoped. There are other rumors going around suggesting that Warner Bros wanted to fire director Zack Snyder and then didn’t because they thought it would make them look weak. It’s turning into a bigger behind the scenes mess than the subpar movie that we got on screen.
Summary: 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.
Justice League, directed by Zack Snyder, stars Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller, Ray Fisher, and Henry Cavill. It’s out now.
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