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Justice League Underwhelms in Opening Weekend

The superhero mashup made just $96M
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Nov 19, 2017 12:00 PM CST
Justice League Underwhelms in Opening Weekend
This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Ezra Miller, from left, Ben Affleck and Gal Gadot in a scene from "Justice League."   (Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. via AP)

(Newser) Justice League may be the No. 1 film in North America, but it also has the dubious distinction of being the lowest-opening film of the DC Comics Extended Universe, AP reports. Studios on Sunday estimate that the enormously expensively superhero mashup will earn $96 million from 4,051 theaters. It is well below its modest $110 million estimates and pales in comparison to the $166 million launch of Batman v Superman in early 2016. Both films were similarly panned by critics.

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But not all was gloomy at the box office. Wonder opened in second place with a better-than-expected $27.1 million. The drama stars Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, and Jacob Tremblay. It's based on R.J. Palacio's novel about a child with a facial deformity.

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