There are some fan reviewers out there who also feel like they have to rate movies they like a little higher because they are compensating for bad reviews that they disagree with. All these reviews and numbers have to be taken with a grain of salt.thechampion116 wrote: ↑Nov 21st, 2017 1:41 amNot saying any of those are legit but you definitely need more time for those numbers to sink in and be more the final number. Lots of people can forge or make up a review for something. There is no quality control in that metric. I also think the most important thing is the final opening weekend number was $94 million. There is no one here who would have thought that number was even possible. It was beat by all the superhero movies (except for Logan) and even then, a rated R Logan was only lower by 6 million. This movie clearly struggled and if word of mouth was positive, it would have done better. Positive word of mouth in addition to positive reviews helped Wonder Woman climb from a 60 million box office estimate (about 3-4 weeks prior to release) to closer to what it it made (103 million). Justice League has only declined since the initial reporting of 135 million, then to 120, then to 110, and finally 94.
I guess we will see this week how it does with Thanksgiving but I honestly don't have high hopes.
I am not sure how much Thanksgiving can help it. Animation has been solid in this opening slot, so even though the demographic targets are different it does look like Coco will win the weekend. I also tried to see if there is anything remotely comparable for a tentpole movie holding over after releasing the weekend before Thanksgiving. The Hunger Games sequel in 2015 had a 49.3% drop for the second weekend, which fell on Thanksgiving. The metrics in terms of critical review and audience response were arguably better for Hunger Games. It also lost the weekend to the Good Dinosaur. Justice League has the huge task of surviving the typical 50% more/less drop off that most tentpoles experience in their second weekend.