This is going to really hurt you if you’re a fan of DCEU. They are currently facing the worst phase. The most recent in that run was June’s much-anticipated The Flash, which on its $200+ million budget cost Warner Bros. a staggering amount of money and even ended up being one of the biggest flops in Hollywood history.
Amidst this, box office estimates indicate that their upcoming movie, Blue Beetle‘s release could signal the beginning of a decline in DC movies’ efforts to make an impression on the cinematic landscape. Given the $120 million budget for the film, such a projection would be nothing short of a catastrophe for Warner Bros. Discovery.
Is Blue Beetle Going To Be Another Disaster?
When you consider how Black Adam, Shazam! Fury of the Gods, and The Flash all had terrible box office performances; the upcoming movie Blue Beetle is reportedly following a few tough acts, according to Comic Basics. To put things in perspective, The Flash reportedly had a $200 million production budget and has so far collected $267 million at the worldwide box office.
Box Office Pro has released its projections for Blue Beetle, and it appears that the movie will add to DC’s long list of box office flops. The opening weekend is expected to bring in between $12 million and $17 million, which would result in a domestic box office total of about $27 million, whereas Henry Cavill‘s Man of Steel earned $291M at the domestic market.
Given the projected box office results, the movie’s $120M budget is unlikely to be even partially recouped.
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Fans React to Blue Beetle Box Office Prediction
Blue Beetle might be the first DCEU film of 2023 that doesn’t disappoint, but with box office projections indicating a miserable $12 million to $17 million opening weekend, it’s obvious there isn’t much enthusiasm.
DC fans are showing their disappointment.
Really can’t wait for @JamesGunn and how we will allegedly save DC and WB with his amazing plans. 🙃
— Foreign_gam3r (@ForeignGam3r) July 26, 2023
I’m not surprised 😂
— Godwin (@AyeSmasher) July 25, 2023
It would be hilarious if it ends up being better than the flash
— Alejandro (@FlaxoDeOro) July 26, 2023
Probably because I have seen next to 0 marketing for this movie outside of a couple of YouTube ads and AMC theater posters
— PrimitiveAK 🇯🇲 (@PrimitiveAK) July 26, 2023
I hate WB, they’re doing nothing to promote it
— 🌟 (@Mutant_Menace) July 26, 2023
All these projections might make Blue Beetle the DCEU film with the lowest box office debut ever, possibly breaking the record of $16.7 million set by Wonder Woman 1984‘s pandemic release in December 2020.
Blue Beetle stars Xolo Maridueña, Bruna Marquezine, Adriana Barraza, Damián Alcázar, Raoul Max Trujillo, Susan Sarandon, and George Lopez.
Blue Beetle is slated for an August 18, 2023, theatrical release.