‘Justice League’ Is Officially The Lowest-Grossing DC Extended Universe Movie
Marvel’s Black Panther made $1.182.5 billion at the worldwide box office and is now the 14th highest-grossing movie ever. DC Comics did not exactly have the same success with Justice League. After four months in theaters, Justice League is officially the lowest-grossing movie set within the DC Extended Universe.
DC Comics had high hopes for the film chock full of superheroes and ensemble cast including Batman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Aquaman, Cyborg, and Superman. However, the much-hyped comic book movie leaves theaters only making $657.9 million worldwide. While that is an astounding amount of money, the movie is not a resounding success because the total costs of the Zack Snyder-directed film was approximately $600 million, which includes production, marketing, other fees, and residual deals. Justice League is the lowest-grossing DCEU film.
To compare, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice remains the top-grossing DC Extended Universe movie at $873.6 million worldwide and Wonder Woman is second at $821.8 million worldwide. Since opening in November 2017, Justice League has made $229 million at the U.S. box office. Because of the low sales, a Justice League sequel with Warner Bros. is still up in the air at this time. DC will attempt to rebound with Aquaman, which hits theaters on December 21, 2018.