Box Office: November 17-19, 2017
Justice League premiered in the Number One spot at the box office over the weekend with $96 Million. That is below the $121 Million that Thor: Ragnarok opened with a few weeks ago. That has got to be a disappointing take and turn of events for DC. DC had hoped for a The Avengers level hit with Justice League. DC wasn’t even able to make par with Marvel’s newest stand-alone film. With mixed reviews and dubious film elements (and effects), this below-expectation-take is of little surprise. Hopefully for DC and future DC Comics films, Justice League has legs at the box office.
Wonder premiered in Second Place with $27 Million. Wonder was tracking well before its premiere and a lucrative premiere was expected.
Thor: Ragnarok was Third at the box office over weekend with $21.7 Million for $247.3 Million so far. Daddy’s Home 2 was Fourth with $14.8 Million. Murder on the Orient Express was Fifth with $13.8 Million.
The films in the Top Ten that opened this weekend at the box office:
Justice League is a 2017 American superhero film based on the DC Comics superhero team of the same name consisting of Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Aquaman and Cyborg. Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, the film is the fifth installment in the DC Extended Universe (DCEU). The film is directed by Zack Snyder with a screenplay by Chris Terrio and Joss Whedon, from a story by Terrio and Snyder. It features an ensemble cast that includes Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane, Connie Nielsen and J. K. Simmons. In Justice League, the superhero team forms to honor Superman following his death and to save the planet from the catastrophic threat of Steppenwolf and his army of Parademons.
Wonder is a 2017 American drama film directed by Stephen Chbosky and written by Jack Thorne, Steve Conrad and Chbosky, based on the 2012 novel of the same name by R.J. Palacio. The film stars Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson and Jacob Tremblay, and follows a child with Treacher Collins syndrome trying to fit in.
The Star is a 2017 American computer-animated Christian comedy film directed by Timothy Reckart. Based on the Nativity of Jesus, and off an original idea by Tom Sheridan, the screenplay was written by Carlos Kotkin and Simon Moore. It stars the voices of Steven Yeun, Gina Rodriguez, Zachary Levi, Keegan-Michael Key, Kelly Clarkson, Patricia Heaton, Kristin Chenoweth, Tracy Morgan, Tyler Perry, and Oprah Winfrey.
Next week sees the release of: Coco, Darkest Hour, and The Man Who Invented Christmas. Find my predictions on these releases in the weekly Now In-Theater column. A preview: With only Coco the major theatrical release of next weekend, Justice League should narrowly retain the top spot at next weekend for the second week in a row.
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