JUSTICE LEAGUE takes the top spot this week with a huge $96M weekend haul. However, that figure is below industry predictions of around $110 million. Not only that, but Justice League is now the first of the five DC Extended Universe films to open with less than $100 million in the US. It’s behind Wonder Woman ($103.3 million), Man of Steel ($116.6 million), Suicide Squad ($133.7 million), and Batman v Superman ($166 million). Prehaps rather poor reviews have had some impact on how the film performed.
No. 2 film of the weekend was Wonder, the drama starring Julia Roberts that made $27.1 million in the Friday-Sunday period. It was only projected to make around $10 million for its opening, so the actual results are quite impressive. The film focuses on a boy with a facial deformity (Jacob Tremblay) trying to fit in at school.
Thor continues to perform well, taking a respectable $21.7M in its 3rd week and has now crossed the $700M worldwide benchmark. Impressive!
Daddy’s Home 2 and Murder On The Orient Express round off the top 5.
Weekend US #BoxOffice
1 Justice League $96M
2 Wonder $27M
3 Thor Ragnarok $21.7M
4 Daddys Home 2 $14.8M
5 Murder On The Orient Express $13.8M