The Blue Beetle launches the new DCU. It’s an obscure character with a Latino representation, so it’ll be interesting to see how this proceeds.
The DCU’s new era has begun with the release Blue Beetle. James Gunn revealed that his Superman Legacy movie will be the very first DCU film to be conceived, filmed, and released since he officially took the position at Warner Bros. However, the Blue Beetle is the first character that will be introduced into the new universe continuity. And after weeks of releases that had failed to topple the Barbenheimer dominance, many are predicting Blue Beetle to be a formidable opponent at the box office. Deadline reports that despite the end of the summer and the start of school for many young moviegoers across the country, the new superhero film starring Xolo Marduena from
Cobra Ka has started its run. The film’s Thursday preview showed a nice $3.3 million earning. The screenings of Blue Beattle began at 2 PM in 3,400 locations. Meanwhile, Universal would also preview its new comedy, the Will Ferrell-voiced dog comedy Strays. After the melancholy catharsis of Oppenheimer, the studio’s tension-breaking film would end up taking in $1.1 million from Thursday previews that began at 5 PM screening in 2,700 theaters. Blue Beetle
is predicted to make around $28 million to $32 million this weekend and is expected to dethrone Barbie from the number one spot after the Margot Robbie comedy is estimated to haul in a cool $22 million to $24 million. Blue Beale is not going to be the end-all and be-all of superhero films, but it will be interesting to watch, as it comes out in a time when the traditionally successful genre has started to wane. Many have even started to attribute this to “comic-book fatigue”. In actuality, the Thursday previews are similar to the early performance of
Shazam Fury of the Gods. This sequel also earned $3.4M before earning $11.7M on the Friday that was the most important. The total for three days was $30.1M. The actors are not promoting Blue Beetle due to the strike. However, before the strikes occurred, the cast and filmmakers were very passionate about the film blazing a trail at representing Latino culture and hoping to bring that demographic on the strength of its core cast.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqAOoptOxQs