Despite having the lowest DC opening of the year, Blue Beetle managed to nab the top spot this weekend.

Low Box Office Opening For Blue Beetle

Blue Beetle Manages To Barely Beat Barbie At A Disappointing Box Office

Blue Beetle certainly wasn’t tracking well at $30 Million heading into this weekend’s box office, but many (Warner Bros. Discovery included I’m sure) were hoping that positive word of mouth would help increase it beyond that. Sadly that wasn’t the case. As per Box Office Mojo, While the movie did get the Number 1 spot this weekend, it did so with a paltry $25.4 Million. On a $104 Million budget, this is so far not enough to recoup the costs, but the movie could mitigate a large drop-off next weekend through positive word of mouth. It’ll be interesting to see in the coming weeks if the movie can make back its budget.

Comparing Blue Beetle’s debut to that of other recent DC movies: Black Adam, Shazam! Fury Of the Gods, and The Flash. Those movies had stronger openings at $67 Million, $30 Million, and $55 Million respectively. It would seem that DC and WBD cannot catch a break as of late when it comes to their theatrical releases. While the box office isn’t as strong as it used to be in general, DC movies have a harder time than most landing their audiences.

The Other Movies This Weekend

Blue Beetle Manages To Barely Beat Barbie At A Disappointing Box Office
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Rounding out the rest of the Top 5 was Barbie in the second-place spot with $21.5 Million. Oppenheimer was in the third-place spot with $10.6 Million. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem was in the fourth-place spot with $8.4 Million. At a reported $70 Million budget with a total of $118 Million worldwide, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem has at least proven to be profitable for Paramount Pictures.

Strays debuted at the fifth-place spot, there was no available tracking for Strays leading up to the weekend and it didn’t seem like it was poised to find its audience with only $8.3 Million on a $46 million budget. It’s unlikely to make its budget back and would seemingly be another disappointment for Universal Pictures.

Gran Turismo Looks To Race To The Number One Spot At The Box Office

Blue Beetle Manages To Barely Beat Barbie At A Disappointing Box Office

Next weekend sees the wide release of Gran Turismo. With the WGA strike, it’ll make it hard for Sony to promote the picture, but the movie tends to cater to a male demographic which could see it perform well against other similar movies which have been out for longer. While I predict it’ll land somewhere in the range of a $20 Million opening, it could perform better with positive word of mouth coming from early screenings of the movie as well as reviews like our own.

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