By Nicole Drum
The numbers for the third weekend of the Justice League in theaters are beginning to arrive, not are good. Warner Bros. & # 39; The DC team film continues to have a lower performance at the box office, raising only $ 16.6 million this weekend.
To put that number in context, Gitesh Pandya, founder and editor of Box Office Guru, shared on Twitter what those numbers mean in terms of percentages and how Justice League compares to other DC offers Extended Universe
#JusticeLeague drops 60% in the 3rd quarter and reaches $ 16.6 million, the biggest decline in the Top 10 this week. National total to $ 197.3M after 17 days, with a 34% delay #BatmanvSuperman . JL continues to reach the final in a $ 240M neighborhood.
– Gitesh Pandya (@GiteshPandya) December 3, 2017
As Pandya points out, the $ 16.6 million box office this weekend is a 60 percent decline for the movie, the biggest drop among movies in the top ten in the office box. It also means that Justice Leagu e is falling behind the previous release of DCEU Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice as well. Considering that Justice League is now expected to bring less than Man of Steel both globally and nationally at the end of his career, the film will struggle to reach $ 700. – $ 750 million needed to obtain a small profit.
These dreary numbers are just the last disappointment for the movie. Despite winning his first weekend, Justice League fell to second place during the long holiday of Thanksgiving after being defeated by the animated Disney-Pixar movie Day of the Dead, Coco . Justice League also had the smallest opening weekend for a DCEU movie, falling way behind the $ 100-120 million expected.
Despite these disappointing numbers, fans are still interested in the film crew, specifically in a cut of director Zack Snyder that may or may not exist. Many fans of the film have openly expressed that they believe that part of the poor performance of J ustice League is related in part to the "monster of Frankenstein" from a theatrical premiere that Joss Whedon completed after Snyder left the project due to a family tragedy.
The Justice League is now playing in theaters. The film will be followed in DC Extended Universe by Aquaman on December 21, 2018, Wonder Woman 2 on November 1, 2019, Shazam on April 5 , 2019, Cyborg in 2020, and Green Lantern Corps in 2020.