Justice League takes $96M domestic and reaches $185.5M overseas
Warner Bros. Pictures‘ Justice League opened this weekend in North America with $96 million from 4,051 theaters, for an average of $23,698 per theater. Comparing Justice League to previous DC debuts, Wonder Woman opened to $103.3 million, Suicide Squad to $133.7 million, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice to $166 million, and Man of Steel to $116.6 million. Domestic audiences liked the movie more than critics on Rotten Tomatoes and gave Justice League a B+ CinemaScore.
Internationally, Justice League has earned $185.5 million from approximately 47,500 screens in 65 markets. Including the domestic gross, the worldwide total is up to $281.5 million. The international highlights include: China ($51.7 million); Brazil ($14.2 million); UK ($9.8 million); Mexico ($9.6 million); Korea ($8.8 million); Russia ($6.5 million); Australia ($6.3 million); and France ($6 million).
Directed by Zack Snyder, Justice League stars Ben Affleck as Batman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Ezra Miller as The Flash, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ray Fisher as Cyborg, Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Connie Nielsen as Queen Hippolyta, and J.K. Simmons as Commissioner Gordon.
Marvel Studios‘ Thor: Ragnarok added another $21.8 million domestically its third weekend in the third spot and earned $24.1 million overseas for a global weekend of $45.9 million. The third installment has now collected $247.4 million in North America and $490.7 million internationally ($107.5 million from China alone) to take its worldwide total $738.1 million. The first Thor earned $449.3 million worldwide and Thor: The Dark World took in $644.5 million globally. Made for $180 million, Taika Waititi-directed Thor: Ragnarok stars Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson, Karl Urban, Mark Ruffalo, and Anthony Hopkins.