Justice League was always going to be one of the year's biggest films. Sure, it has to compete with another Star Wars joint and the might of Wonder Woman, but this is DC Films' answer to The Avengers. It's a film that unites superheroes we've never seen onscreen together before. There's no way it's anything short of massive. The question was always how massive.
Now, we have an early indication.
According to early box office tracking released this week (via Deadline), Justice League is heading for an opening weekend of $110-120 Million in North America when it drops in the middle of next month. That's better than Wonder Woman (which opened to $103 Million) and worse than Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (which opened to $166 Million), but still very impressive, particularly when you consider that the film could have opened during the long Thanksgiving weekend but didn't.
There's another caveat to consider: Right now the film is being somewhat overshadowed by the stellar early buzz for Marvel's Thor: Ragnarok, which will open two weeks earlier. After that film is out and people have taken it in, the Justice League marketing could create an even bigger uptick and the film's box office hopes could soar even higher.
At the moment, even if it's battling with Ragnarok, Justice League is on pace to do very well, with viewers particularly excited to see more of Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman and Jason Momoa's Aquaman (who's been one of the clear stars of the film's trailers). Tickets for Justice League are now on sale, and the latest trailer for the film highlights just how massive this lineup of stars really is. Check it out:
Justice League is in theaters November 16.