By DCEU, I mean the DC Extended Universe (which sounds to me like someone’s working really hard not to sound in any way similar to Marvel Studios’ MCU or Marvel Cinematic Universe).
In any case, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has earned just over $868 million at the foreign and domestic box office, and it’s theatrical window is closing.
Now that’s a lot of money, till you take into account that the movie features three of DC’s biggest characters–Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman–and it’s running out of steam not having earned $900 million, never mind a billion.
And while Warner Bros executives put on a brave face, there’s no way that the movie’s performance can be considered anything but disappointing.
While Marvel Studios’s Captain America: Civil Warhas been out less than ten days and has earned $789 million, well on it’s way to earning a billion.
And why that happens to be the case I explore further in the video, though I’m sad to say that much of the problems are very much self-inflicted.