James Gunn in Deeply Troubled Waters: It Took 17 Days for Blue Beetle to Beat Box Office Record of the Worst DCU Movie

James Gunn in Deeply Troubled Waters: It Took 17 Days for Blue Beetle to Beat Box Office Record of the Worst DCU Movie

Starring Xolo Maridueña as the titular superhero and directed by Ángel Manuel Soto, Blue Beetle continued the dry run of DCEU. The film started its run with a disappointing $25 million opening weekend.

Xolo Maridueña in Blue Beetle
Xolo Maridueña in Blue Beetle

However, it maintained a stronghold throughout the following weekends, and by the fourth week, it had surpassed Shazam! Fury of Gods was tagged as the worst DCEU movie in terms of collection.

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Xolo Maridueña Starrer Blue Beetle’s Poor Run

Blue Beetle currently stands at $101.9 million. Hence after 17 days of its release, the film is in the same line as the gross collection of Shazam! Fury of the Gods which has earned $102.4 million. Shazam! 2 film’s worldwide total hit around $133.8 million and Blue Beetle is estimated to end its theatrical run with a global collection of between $140 and $170 million.

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Blue Beetle
Blue Beetle

DCEU’s status as a franchise in the superhero genre has been in doubt after it continuously delivered flop movies regarding box office collections. Despite having a somewhat disappointing box office performance, the film earned a 78% critic score and a 92% audience score on the review aggregate site, Rotten Tomatoes.

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Will Blue Beetle Return?

James Gunn, co-CEO of DC Studios, has discussed the potential return of Blue Beetle in the DCU reboot. He has stated that the new DC Universe will have “a handful of other characters” in addition to Xolo Maridueña’s Blue Beetle.

In March of this year, Gunn said that the film “is totally disconnected” from what came before it, but added that “he can totally be a part of the DCU“.

Xolo Maridueña as Blue Beetle
Xolo Maridueña in Blue Beetle

We are part of the universe, we are part of the world, we are part of the plans that they have been creating for the future installments of the DCU,” Blue Beetle director Angel Manuel Soto said in an interview earlier this summer.

But we are not tied to all the films from the past. Yes, our movie lives in the world where superheroes exist. But that doesn’t mean that a certain event, or certain alliance, or certain things from the past dictate where our film is going.”

The DC Extended Universe is currently being rebooted as the slightly more straightforwardly titled DC Universe, which will officially begin with the release of Superman: Legacy in 2025.

Blue Beetle is currently playing in theaters.

Also Read: “The reason I didn’t give up acting is…”: Not James Gunn, Another Director Stopped Bradley Cooper from Leaving Hollywood

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