Follow us on

Box Office History for DC Extended Universe Movies

← See all franchises

  1. Summary
  2. Video
  3. News
  4. Acting Credits
  5. Technical Credits

Release DateMovieProduction
Budget
Domestic
Opening
Weekend
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Trailer
Jun 14, 2013 Man of Steel $225,000,000 $116,619,362 $291,045,518 $667,999,518 Play
Mar 25, 2016 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice $250,000,000 $166,007,347 $330,360,194 $868,160,194 Play
Aug 5, 2016 Suicide Squad $175,000,000 $133,682,248 $325,100,054 $744,700,054 Play
Jun 2, 2017 Wonder Woman     $0 $0 Play
Nov 17, 2017 Justice League     $0 $0  
Mar 23, 2018 The Flash     $0 $0  
Jul 27, 2018 Aquaman     $0 $0  
Apr 5, 2019 Shazam!     $0 $0  
Jun 14, 2019 Justice League: Part Two     $0 $0  
Apr 3, 2020 Cyborg     $0 $0  
Jun 19, 2020 Green Lantern     $0 $0  
 
 Totals$650,000,000 $946,505,766$2,280,859,766 
 Averages$216,666,667$138,769,652$315,501,922$760,286,589 
Release DateMovieDomestic
DVD Sales
Domestic
Blu-ray Sales
Total Domestic
Video Sales
Nov 12, 2013 Man of Steel $43,029,025 $66,783,269 $109,812,294
Jun 28, 2016 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice $17,238,231 $48,779,033 $66,017,264
 
 Totals$60,267,256$115,562,302$175,829,558
 Averages$30,133,628$57,781,151$87,914,779

Home Market Releases for November 29th, 2016

November 28th, 2016

Don’t Breathe

Last week was the week of Black Friday / Cyber Monday, so the massive sales scared away top-notch releases. This week is the week after Black Friday / Cyber Monday and the new releases are even worse. There are a few midlevel releases, like Don’t Breathe or Pete’s Dragon, but the the size of the release quickly drops from there. Fortunately, both of those releases are very good and on even really busy weeks would be contenders for Pick of the Week. It was a close pick between the two, but in the end, I went with Don’t Breathe as Pick of the Week. More...

Featured VOD Review: Suicide Squad

November 28th, 2016

Suicide Squad

After Superman Returns struggled at the box office and The Dark Knight became a surprise $1 billion hit, the folks at Warner Bros. decided to reboot the D.C. movies as D.C. Extended Universe using the dark and gritty style of the Dark Knight Trilogy. That hasn’t worked out so far. Man of Steel barely broke even and the mixed reviews made a few people worried about the franchise’s future. The dour interpretation of Superman didn’t work and the editing and pacing was a mess, but at least it had an interesting villain. Batman v Superman was terrible and had one of the worst villains of any comic book movie I’ve seen. When that film was eviscerated by the critics, Warner Bros. stepped in and made last minute changes to Suicide Squad. Did it work? Nope. But is it better than BvS? More...

2016 Preview: November

November 1st, 2016

Doctor Strange

October turned out to be a mixed month. On the one hand, not one movie earned $100 million, or even came close. However, it was also a more steady month than last October and the last two weeks really helped 2016 in the year-over-year comparisons. In November, we have five films with at least a shot at $100 million, three of which should have no trouble getting to at least $200 million. A little while ago, I thought Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them would be the biggest hit of the month, but the buzz took a hit recently. More on that below. Meanwhile, Doctor Strange’s reviews are currently 90% positive and that should help it out at the box office. The third very likely $200 million hit is Moana. There is certainly precedent for an animated movie to be a monster hit at this time of year, but there is also a lot of competition. Last November was similar in strength, with five films that earned more than $100 million and two films that earned more than $200 million. None earned more than $300 million, so that’s the goal for this November. If we can get one $300 million and / or three $200 million movies over the month, then it will be seen as a victory. More...

Weekend Estimates: Don’t Breathe Wins Long, Slow Weekend

September 4th, 2016

Don’t Breathe

Don’t Breathe is pulling off an easy win at the box office this weekend, and will become in the process the first horror film to win two straight weekends since Ouija did so, with some help from Halloween, in 2014. With an estimated 3-day $15.7 million, Don’t Breathe is ahead of Suicide Squad, which will stay in the top two for a fifth straight weekend with $10 million or so. Its total stands at $297 million as of Sunday, and will pass $300 million tomorrow. The relative success of those two films prompts a question… where are the new releases? More...

Weekend Estimates: Don’t Breathe Launches with Impressive $26.1 Million

August 28th, 2016

Don’t Breathe

Fall season begins in earnest this weekend with the low-budget suspense flick Don’t Breathe taking over at the top of the box office chart. Sony is predicting a $26.1 million debut for the film, which will be the best debut for a horror or suspense film since The Purge: Election Year’s $31.5 million in July, and the best for a non-sequel since Annabelle’s $37.1 million in October, 2014. Don’t Breathe has the advantage of really good reviews (currently running at 84% positive on Rotten Tomatoes), although it will have a lot of competition over the next few weeks, with films aimed at a broadly similar audience coming out every week for the next three weeks (not to mention a truckload more arriving in October). More...

Weekend Estimates: Newcomers Can’t Dislodge Suicide Squad

August 21st, 2016

Suicide Squad

Three even-matched debutants proved to be no match for the incumbents at the box office this weekend, with Suicide Squad taking a third straight victory at the box office with $20.71 million, according to Warner Bros.’ Sunday morning projection. Sausage Party stays in second with $15.3 million, and that leaves the new entrants in 3rd, 4th and 5th. This was a weekend where diversity isn’t the problem, but novelty is. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Suicide Slumps to $43.54 million, Sausage Soars with $34.26 million

August 16th, 2016

Sausage Party

The overall box office was a little weaker than expected with Suicide Squad falling nearly as fast as Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice did. On the other hand, Sausage Party opened better than expected earning a solid second place. Overall, the box office pulled in $172 million over the weekend, which is 25% smaller than last weekend. Compared to the same weekend last year, the box office was 16% higher and that’s the most important number. Year-to-date, 2016 has pulled in $7.43 billion, putting it 5.3% ahead of last year’s pace. The box office just needs to maintain its $380 million lead throughout the rest of the summer to be considered a success. More...

Weekend Estimates: Pete’s Dragon and Suicide Squad Soft, Sausage Party Firm

August 14th, 2016

Suicide Squad

A precipitous drop from last weekend won’t be enough to knock Suicide Squad off its perch at the top of the box office chart, according to studio estimates released on Friday. But a 67% fall is steep, even by modern standards. On the bright side, it is less than Batman v Superman’s 69% decline in its second weekend earlier this year, at least according to the estimates. A weak Sunday would put the two films basically neck-and-neck on that front, and it looks increasingly likely that Suicide Squad will end with less than $300 million domestically. More...

International Box Office: Squad Scores $132 million Opening

August 10th, 2016

Suicide Squad

As expected, Suicide Squad easily won the international box office race pulling in $132 million in 57 markets. However, its results in individual markets were mixed when compared to its domestic opening, as well as when compared to Batman v Superman. For example, the film earned first place in Russia with $11.42 million over the weekend, while BvS opened with $7.84 million. It is also a little better than its debut here, given the size of the two markets, and the slumping rubles. On the other hand, the film managed $13.9 million in the U.K., compared to BvS’s opening of $20.66 million. Likewise, a $13.9 million opening in the U.K. is equivalent to about $90 million here, which is much less than its debut here. That’s still a huge opening, but not a monster opening. BvS finished with over $500 million internationally; if Suicide Squad finishes with just under $400 million internationally, it will break even, so the studio can’t be too upset. They could yell, “Damn the critics, full speed ahead.” and let the D.C. Extended Universe turn into another Transformers. Hit after hit, but critically reviled. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Suicide Starts Strong with $133.68 Million, but Signs of Long-Term Weakness

August 9th, 2016

Suicide Squad

Overall, the weekend lived up to expectations, with Suicide Squad doing a little better than expected at the expense of some of its competition. For example, Jason Bourne had one of the worst sophomore stint declines of the summer. The overall box office rose 20% from last weekend hitting $229 million. Suicide Squad earned more this weekend than the entire box office earned this weekend last year, so it should come as no surprise that the year-over-year growth was stunning at 73%. Year-to-date, 2016 saw its lead over 2015 grow by more than $100 million hitting 5.3% at $7.16 billion to $6.80 billion. More...

Home Market Releases for August 9th, 2016

August 8th, 2016

Sweet Bean

It is a really slow week on the top with only a couple of main releases worth being a contender for Pick of the Week: Supergirl: Season 1 and Sweet Bean on DVD. The Nice Guys would also be a contender, but it is only coming out on Video on Demand this week and it is worth waiting for the Blu-ray Combo Pack. With only two real choices, Sweet Bean is my Pick of the Week. More...

Weekend Estimates: Suicide Squad Crashes into August Record Books

August 7th, 2016

Suicide Squad

One of the most talked-about debuts of the year is shaping up to be one of the better ones. Suicide Squad will open with about $135 million, according to Warner Bros., easily the biggest weekend in August, beating Guardians of the Galaxy’s $94.3 million in 2014. It’s also the 3rd-best weekend in 2016, and should earn a little more than Deadpool’s $132 million debut. In spite of these awesome stats, there’s about as much negative press for the film as positive, and some of it not entirely fair. More...

Thursday Previews: Suicide Has more than 20 million Reasons to Live - Update... sort of

August 5th, 2016

Suicide Squad

Suicide Squad started its domestic run last night with $20.5 million from its Thursday previews. This is the best previews since Captain America: Civil War and nearly double the previous August preview record of $11.2 million, held by Guardians of the Galaxy. This is great news for the studio. ... except for two small problems. This is 26% lower than Batman v. Superman and the two films earned identical reviews. If the two films have identical legs during their opening weekends, it will mean Suicide Squad will make $123 million over the weekend and $244 million in total. That’s not enough to revive the hopes of a DC Extended Universe that can rival the MCU. More...

Weekend Predictions: Suicide Hopes to Have Long Life at the Box Office

August 4th, 2016

Suicide Squad

Before we talk about the weekend predictions... Warner Bros. owns D.C. Comics and a 30% share in Rotten Tomatoes. So accusing Rotten Tomatoes of having an anti-D.C. bias is silly. Starting a petition to shut down Rotten Tomatoes is a sign you really need a more productive hobby. I suggest Magic: The Gathering. ... Moving on... Suicide Squad is the last major release of the summer. Unfortunately, its reviews are among the worst of any $100 million movie released this summer. The counter-programming this week is Nine Lives, a talking animal / body swap movie that still has no reviews on Rotten Tomatoes. Many analysts think it will fail to reach the top five during its opening weekend. This weekend last year was the weekend Fantastic Four opened. Suicide Squad should crush that movie at the box office. In fact, it should earn more than the top ten earned last year. More...

2016 Preview: August

August 1st, 2016

Suicide Squad

July did reasonably well, thanks mostly to The Secret Life of Pets, which will top $300 million shortly and could earn double its nearest competitor when all is said and done. That said, there were also a quartet of $100 million hits as well, so the month had good depth as well. August isn’t as lucky. There is one film that is expected to earn $100 million during its opening weekend, Suicide Squad, and one more that is expected to reach $100 million in total, Pete’s Dragon. There could be a surprise hit among the rest of the releases, (my long shot with a shot is Sausage Party) but for the most part, the rest of the wide releases would be happy with just $50 million at the box office. Last August was a disaster and Straight Outta Compton was the only hit of the month. Unless Suicide Squad bombs compared to expectations, 2016 will come out ahead in the year-over-year comparison. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will Jungle Leave Huntsman Out in the Cold?

April 21st, 2016

The Huntsman: Winter's War

It's a bad week for new releases, as The Jungle Book is widely expected to dominate the box office. The only truly wide release is The Huntsman: Winter's War, but its reviews are simply terrible. There are also three films opening in select theaters and one of them should earn a spot in the top ten. They only need a little more than $1 million to do so. This weekend last year, the only true wide release was The Age of Adaline, which opened with $13 million on its way to becoming a midlevel hit. The Huntsman could double that opening, but it won't have the same legs. More...

International Box Office: Batman v Superman Maintains First Place with $31.92 million

April 15th, 2016

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice earned first place with $31.92 million in 67 theaters for totals of $486.8 million internationally and $783.4 million worldwide. At this pace, the film will hit $800 million early this weekend, but it looks like $900 million might be out of reach. This is bad news for the studio, as the film reportedly needed to hit $1 billion to break even. On other other hand, if the other films in the D.C. Extended Universe are good, then each time one of them comes out, BvS will gets a small boost on the home market. Maybe that will be enough to break even eventually. More...

Friday Estimates: BvS Sinks 81% Friday over Friday to $15.35 million

April 2nd, 2016

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is officially in trouble after falling 81% on the Friday over Friday comparison. It only managed $15.35 million at the box office yesterday, which is 5.4% less than Deadpool earned during its second Friday of its release. Granted, BvS still has a nearly $30 million lead over Deadpool after 8 days of release, but unless it bounces back on Saturday, that lead isn't safe. Look for between $50 million and $51 million over the weekend. Also look out for panicked Warner Bros. executives and possible rescheduling of some of the D.C. Extended Universe upcoming releases. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Batman v Superman: Boom v Bust at $166.01 million

March 28th, 2016

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

As expected, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice dominated the box office earning $166.01 million over the weekend. However, this is lower than anticipated and lower than Saturday's calculation or Sunday's estimates. (Our model turned out to be closer.) Most of the rest of the films in the top five had reason to be happy, as did the overall box office, which was an amazing $252 million. This is 92% higher than last weekend and 68% more than this weekend last year. This kind of year-over-year growth usually only happens when there's a misalignment in holidays, which is exactly what happened this weekend. Last year, Easter didn't happen until April 5th. Year-to-date, 2016 doubled its lead over 2015 at $2.63 billion to $2.27 billion. A $370 million, 16% lead is certainly impressive, but I suspect it will shrink dramatically next month. Hopefully it isn't completely gone by May. More...

Weekend Estimates: Batman v Superman hits March record $170 milion

March 27th, 2016

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Batman and Superman not only had to fight each other this weekend, but also mediocre reviews. They have come through in some style, however, posting a record for March of $170.1 million, according to Warner Bros.’ Sunday morning estimate. Our model has the film coming a little below that mark, at $165 million or so, which might mean it won’t quite top Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part II’s $169 million, which is currently the studio’s best ever weekend. But the fact that we’re comparing the movie to the Harry Potter franchise is nothing but good news for them. More...

Thursday Night Previews: Batman gets off to a Super Start

March 25th, 2016

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice started its box office run with $27.7 million from Thursday previews. This is more than twice what Deadpool earned during its previews earlier this year and it beats the previous pre-summer record of $15.8 million by Furious 7 last year. Unfortunately, there are a couple of reasons to not be too excited. Firstly, the Fanboy effect is really strong for this film. “Committed” would be a word I would use to described the hardcore fans of the DC Extended Universe. They will rush out to see the movie regardless of the quality. Secondly, this is a terrible movie. Its Tomatometer Score is just 30% positive, which is bad no matter how you look at it. Word-of-mouth could do some real damage before the weekend is over. More...

Weekend Predictions: Batman v Superman v Deadpool v Avengers

March 24th, 2016

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice opens this weekend and should become the biggest film of the year. It has to become the biggest hit of the year. It is the first of ten upcoming films in the DC Extended Universe and it is rumored that Warner Bros. spent $400 million getting this movie to theaters. To be fair, $100 million of this could be described as pre-pre-production for the rest of the DCEU. The other wide release is My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, which is a delayed sequel that I'm not sure many people are really excited to see. It likely didn't cost a lot, so it should break even sooner rather than later. This weekend last year, Home earned first place with $52.11 million. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice should earn more than that during its opening day. More...

Note: This list contains actors which appear in at least 2 movies of the franchise.

PersonNr. of
Movies
RoleFranchise
Worldwide
Box Office
Career
Worldwide
Box Office
Franchise
/
Career
Henry Cavill 3 Clark Kent/Kal-El $1,536,159,712 $2,150,083,561 71.4%
Gal Gadot 3 Wonder Woman $868,160,194 $4,873,367,045 17.8%
Ben Affleck 2 Batman $868,160,194 $4,724,128,940 18.4%
Amy Adams 2 Lois Lane $1,536,159,712 $4,159,696,607 36.9%
Diane Lane 2 Martha Kent $1,536,159,712 $3,826,133,966 40.1%
Jason Momoa 2 Aquaman $868,160,194 $954,114,296 91.0%
Laurence Fishburne 2 Perry White $1,536,159,712 $5,476,645,303 28.0%
Michael Shannon 2 General Zod $1,536,159,712 $3,529,838,811 43.5%
Ezra Miller 2 The Flash $744,700,054 $1,413,791,496 52.7%
Harry Lennix 2 General Swanwick $1,536,159,712 $1,627,644,953 94.4%
Rebecca Buller 2 Jenny $1,536,159,712 $1,536,159,712 100.0%
Christina Wren 2 Major Carrie Farris $1,536,159,712 $1,536,159,712 100.0%
Kevin Costner 2 Jonathan Kent $1,536,159,712 $4,599,622,772 33.4%
Chad Krowchuk 2 Glen Woodburn $1,536,159,712 $2,086,292,798 73.6%
Coburn Goss 2 Father Leone $1,536,159,712 $1,536,159,712 100.0%
Carla Gugino 2 Voice of Kelor $1,536,159,712 $4,790,076,924 32.1%
Joseph Cranford 2 Pere Ross $1,536,159,712 $1,536,159,712 100.0%

Note: This list contains people who contributed to at least 2 movies of the franchise.

PersonNr. of
Movies
Technical RoleFranchise
Worldwide
Box Office
Career
Worldwide
Box Office
Franchise
/
Career
Zack Snyder 7 Director (4)
Producer (2)
Executive Producer (1)
$2,280,859,766 $3,582,798,090 63.7%
Charles Roven 5 Producer (5) $2,280,859,766 $6,241,169,123 36.5%
Deborah Snyder 5 Producer (4)
Executive Producer (1)
$2,280,859,766 $3,479,345,215 65.6%
David S. Goyer 3 Screenwriter (3)
Story Creator (1)
Executive Producer (1)
$1,536,159,712 $5,144,812,628 29.9%
Will Beall 2 Screenwriter (2) $0 $104,100,903 0.0%
Emma Thomas 2 Producer (1)
Executive Producer (1)
$1,536,159,712 $5,841,427,420 26.3%
Christopher Nolan 2 Story Creator (1)
Producer (1)
Executive Producer (1)
$1,536,159,712 $5,841,719,773 26.3%
Geoff Johns 2 Executive Producer (2) $1,612,860,248 $1,844,061,420 87.5%
Steven Mnuchin 2 Executive Producer (2) $1,612,860,248 $5,456,727,063 29.6%
Joe Shuster 2 Character Creator (2) $1,536,159,712 $2,210,444,777 69.5%
Jerry Siegel 2 Character Creator (2) $1,536,159,712 $2,210,444,777 69.5%
Wesley Coller 2 Co-Producer (1)
Executive Producer (1)
$1,536,159,712 $2,594,928,444 59.2%
David Brenner 2 Editor (2) $1,536,159,712 $6,102,303,066 25.2%
Michael Wilkinson 2 Costume Designer (2) $1,536,159,712 $5,568,886,013 27.6%
Hans Zimmer 2 Composer (2) $1,536,159,712 $28,389,542,274 5.4%
John 'DJ' DesJardin 2 Visual Effects Supervisor (2) $1,536,159,712 $2,151,439,075 71.4%
Lora Kennedy 2 Casting Director (2) $1,536,159,712 $2,756,566,602 55.7%
Kristy Carlson 2 Casting Director (2) $1,536,159,712 $2,378,164,774 64.6%
Jim Rowe 2 Unit Production Manager (2)
Co-Producer (1)
$1,536,159,712 $2,327,247,406 66.0%
Gregor Wilson 2 Unit Production Manager (2)
Co-Producer (1)
$1,536,159,712 $1,649,562,014 93.1%
Bruce G. Moriarty 2 First Assistant Director (2) $1,536,159,712 $1,569,607,324 97.9%
Misha Bukowski 2 Second Assistant Director (2) $1,536,159,712 $2,065,235,781 74.4%
Josh R. Jaggars 2 Visual Effects Producer (2) $1,536,159,712 $1,536,159,712 100.0%
Damon Caro 2 Second Unit Director (2)
Stunt Coordinator (2)
$1,536,159,712 $2,505,170,055 61.3%
Scott Hecker 2 Sound Designer (2)
Sound Supervisor (1)
$1,536,159,712 $3,806,078,966 40.4%
Chris Jenkins 2 Re-recording Mixer (2) $1,536,159,712 $8,580,633,866 17.9%
Andrea Wertheim 2 Post-Production Supervisor (2)
Associate Producer (1)
$1,536,159,712 $1,631,984,837 94.1%
Michael Keller 2 Re-recording Mixer (2) $1,612,860,248 $5,825,400,984 27.7%
Carlos Castillon 2 Assistant Director (1)
Assistant Editor (1)
$1,536,159,712 $1,536,159,712 100.0%
Michael McGee 2 Sound Mixer (2) $1,536,159,712 $4,198,049,431 36.6%