Justice League was a movie that was expected to take DC to new heights, but it turned out to be completely opposite than what WB would have liked it to be. WB was putting this team of Superheroes to rival the Avengers who have been ruling Hollywood and the Box Office since 2012. The MCU has become the biggest brand in Hollywood now, and there is no one that can even come close to the Avengers when it comes to the fandom or the Box Office, and Avengers: Infinity War completely proves that!
Avengers: Infinity War recently went past the $2 Billion mark at the worldwide Box Office, which proves how much people have loved this movie, and how much people really trust the Marvel Brand. Marvel first introduced us with individual stories of Superheroes, made us really like them and want more. Then at the right time, they struck big time with a team-up movie that had never happened before. Character development for almost all the characters had been done really well, and when Marvel completely blew everyone away, establishing trust with the audiences, they picked up the pace by adding more characters quicker than before.
This lead to the use of over 20 Superheroes in one movie, and Avengers 4 is going to bring over 30 of them at once. People were really hyped about Infinity War and that resulted in the movie to become the biggest movie of this year and allowed it to make history at the box office. Disney and Marvel have made and broken so many records with this movie. Even though the movie did not get a 90% score on Rotten Tomatoes, it still had no effect what so ever on the box office. It had the highest ever opening weekend at the Domestic and the Worldwide Box Office grossing $257 Million and $650 Million in total respectively!
Justice League, on the contrary, was the lowest-grossing Superhero movie in the DCEU. WB, unlike Marvel, did not build up any character other than Superman and Wonder Woman, which has led to the loss they have suffered with Justice League. The movie crammed in 3 new characters, giving them the least amount of character development (even though the longer cut of the movie would have had that) and then completely lost faith amongst the audiences after the 3rd Bad Word of mouth from the critics. It made only $94 million at the opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office and the Domestic Total turned out to be just $228 Million.
The worldwide Total for Justice League ended up $656 Million, which meant that after the big investment WB made upon Justice League, the movie did not even break even to a profit for the Studios. Avengers: Infinity War, on the other hand, went past that total in just 4 days! And now, the movie stands at $664 Million at the US Box Office and a mammoth $2.019 Billion at the Worldwide Box Office.
Recently, people noticed that Infinity War went past Titanic’s Domestic run which was $659 Million, but it went past the entire Box Office Run of its direct rival as well. This proves that DC is not even in the league which Marvel is playing in. Marvel has completely overthrown any competition that has come its way, and the only competition it actually faces is itself. The only movie that is capable of taking down Avengers: Infinity War is Avengers 4 which comes out May 3, 2019.
DC, on the other hand, has a big slate of movies under development, but we only have confirmation for Aquaman which is coming out on December 21, Shazam!, coming out on April 5, 2019, Wonder Woman 2, coming out on November 1, 2019, rest the latest updates suggest that Suicide Squad 2 will be out in 2020 along with Flashpoint. Rest all the movies that are currently “under development” are Man of Steel 2, Joker vs. Harley Quinn, The Batman (said to begin production next year), Black Adam (script is in & production begins next year), Lobo, Justice League Dark, Joker Spin-off, Nightwing, Birds of Prey, Joker Origins, Harley Quinn Spin-off, New Gods, Deathstroke, Cyborg and Green Lantern Corps but none of them have any sort of release dates confirmed just yet.
Hopefully, DC is able to raise their bar with these upcoming movies.