Despite its efforts to reclaim its position among other superhero franchises, DCU recently released the highly anticipated film Blue Beetle. However, looking at the performance of some of DC’s recent films at the box office, it appears to have fallen short of audience expectations. Despite DC’s attempts to regain its prominence, the release of Blue Beetle seems to have faced challenges, as the film’s domestic opening weekend did not perform very well.
Some internet users are drawing comparisons between the latest DC movie and its predecessors, with some even claiming that the 2016 film Batman v Superman was significantly better and achieved impressive success at the box office.
Blue Beetle‘s First-Week Box Office Numbers Put DC’s Fate in Question
DCEU’s latest film, Blue Beetle, recently hit theaters on August 18, 2023, and has received decent reviews from critics so far. However, in terms of its box office performance, the film’s results haven’t been very impressive. A Twitter page compared the domestic opening weekend earnings of Blue Beetle to other DCEU films, revealing that it stood near the bottom in terms of earnings, making it one of the least successful films in the DCEU lineup.
Internet users have also been contrasting the latest film with DC’s 2016 blockbuster, Batman vs. Superman. While Blue Beetle collected only $25.4 million in its first weekend, Batman vs. Superman achieved a remarkable $170 million, showcasing a significant difference in earnings. As a result, many internet users have expressed criticism regarding DC’s recent performance. Check out the tweets below:
Wow forgot how big of a movie BvS was because everyone always shits on it so hard, fantastic film and deserving of number 1 spot on this list imo.
— STOVENHEIM (@Poirier_Stephen) August 20, 2023
BvS my life time favourite movie
— Manish Singh (@leonaides) August 20, 2023
I speak for everyone when I say the DCEU is trash
— Matthew (@LFC_Matthew1) August 20, 2023
Zack Snyder understood these characters. Thank you for giving us hope and tugging at our hearts. #RestoreTheSnyderVerse
— Chris Valentino (Screenplay Writer) (@ChrisValentino0) August 20, 2023
It’s not looking good for DC future! After Aquaman, DCEU needs to wait longer than 2025 to bring out another movie!!
— Van (@vanman_1000) August 20, 2023
The 2016 film, directed by Zack Snyder, achieved financial success by grossing a total of $873.6 million worldwide. However, the film received mixed reviews from critics. With Blue Beetle, a contrasting situation can be observed, as the film has garnered positive reviews thus far. However, its initial box office collection is indeed concerning.
All about DCU’s latest film, Blue Beetle
As the co-CEO of DC, James Gunn was planning to bring the drowning boat of DC to the coast, the release of Blue Beetle appears to have dashed his hopes. While the reviews for the film shine, the box office collection seems to be a shadow on it, yet it’s just the first week of collection so far, so DC can have an optimistic approach for the upcoming weeks.
Blue Beetle is a superhero film based on the DC Comics character Jaime Reyes, a.k.a. Blue Beetle. The film tells the story of Jaime Reyes, a young man who becomes bonded with an ancient sentient weapon called the Scarab. With newfound powers, he must confront powerful foes and uncover the legacy of the Scarab’s previous user, embracing his role as the Blue Beetle.
The film features Xolo Maridueña in the lead role. The movie is currently playing in theaters worldwide.