Blue Beetle Dethrones Barbie’s 4-Week Reign, But Initially The Worst DC Opening —
Blue Beetle Box Office Update: DC’s latest superhero movie, Blue Beetle, has finally surpassed Barbie to claim the top spot. Warner Bros’ fantasy comedy had maintained its position as the highest-grossing film for four consecutive weeks until it was outperformed by the new DC superhero film at the ticket counters.
During its opening weekend, Blue Beetle earned $25.4 million, leaving Barbie’s $21.5 million behind. Although Blue Beetle’s performance can be considered underwhelming given that it is in the early stages of its release, Barbie, on the other hand, is in its fifth week and has already accumulated a significant portion of its overall box office earnings.
Blue Beetle’s opening weekend can be considered the weakest for a DC superhero film. Previously, the lowest-opening weekend for a DC movie was Wonder Woman 1984, which earned $16.7 million. However, it is important to note that Wonder Woman 1984 had a limited release during the pandemic and also had a simultaneous digital release on HBO. In contrast, Blue Beetle had a proper theatrical release and received favorable reviews. Despite these factors, it failed to achieve a respectable total at the box office. The movie now faces an uphill battle to recover its $100 million budget.
Blue Beetle Box Office Update: DC’s latest superhero flick, Blue Beetle, has finally dethroned Barbie from the top spot. Warner Bros’ fantasy comedy was the top film for four consecutive weeks, and it took a new DC superhero film to outgross the pink doll at the ticket windows.
Blue Beetle earned $25.4 million in the opening weekend, leaving Barbie’s $21.5 million behind. Practically, Blue Beetle has underperformed since it is in the opening weekend, whereas Barbie is in the fifth week and has already scored a large chunk of its huge total.
Blue Beetle’s initial weekend is technically the worst opening for a DC superhero. The previous lowest-opening weekend for DC was Wonder Woman 1984 ($16.7 million), which had a restricted release during the pandemic and also a home digital release on HBO. DC’s Latin superhero had a proper theatrical release and favourable reviews too, yet it couldn’t score a respectable total. It has a tough road ahead if we have to consider recoveries for the budget of $100 million.