Opening with over 166 million dollars at the domestic box office, it was neither the highest grossing film nor was it a disappointment in any way for the studio. As far at DC superhero films go, that was a new standard to beat. The film however, got far less than positive reviews, making for a weak word of mouth and not so many multiple viewings. At a lengthy two and a half hours, your film needs to be incredible to keep up the pace with the competition at the box office. Flash forward to one week after it's release and these points will make more than enough sense for anyone who is confuse with these numbers.
Plummeting a whopping 63% and dropping down to just over 52 million dollars for the estimated numbers this current Sunday morning (which may change tomorrow), audiences seem to be listening to fans more than ever. When films like "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" come out (not to compare the two in any way), if you make a great film, people will continue to spread the word around about how much fun it is, not even caring about how long it is or any of those technical aspects. In the end, the word of mouth has been terrible for this film and clearly, everyone who wanted to see this film went out in droves opening weekend.
Bring on "Captain America: Civil War!" This is the film where audiences will absolutely lose their minds if it does not live up to the hype, because marvel has such a huge reputation of terrific films that bad word of mouth will hurt this even more. Anyways, let's just hope for the best and enjoy going to the movies!
Not a biased Marvel or DC fan!