Warner Bros. Pictures‘ Justice League debuted to an estimated $38.8 million domestically on Friday, with $13 million of that figure coming from Thursday previews. Audiences liked the movie more than critics on Rotten Tomatoes and gave Justice League a B+ CinemaScore.
Internationally, Justice League pulled in an estimated $43.3 million on Friday from approximately 47,500 screens, bringing the international total to $70.7 million after three days of release. The global total stands at $109.5 million so far.
Of the international territories, China easily topped with $15.1 million on Friday from about 21,000 screens. Including sneaks, the total in the country is now $16.4 million. Warner Bros. estimates that the Saturday gross there will be $21 million.
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.
Fueled by the hero’s restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Justice League sees Bruce Wayne enlist the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.
Directed by Zack Snyder (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Man of Steel), the screenplay is by Joss Whedon and Chris Terrio from a story by Snyder and Terrio. Whedon directed the additional photography for the sequel and oversaw the completion of its post production following Snyder’s family tragedy. Justice League was produced by Charles Roven, Deborah Snyder, Jon Berg and Geoff Johns. The executive producers are Jim Rowe, Wesley Coller, Curt Kanemoto, Chris Terrio and Ben Affleck.