DCEU fans cheered when it was revealed that Wonder Woman had been “freshly certified” for Rotten Tomatoes within hours of its release in 1984, producing an impressive 89% score. While this rating was one of the best any DCEU movie ever got, later reviews weren’t that friendly Wonder Woman 1984This leads to the “Certified Fresh” rating being lost.
At the time of this writing, the film has a 65% Tomatometer reading, which is a significant drop in rating. While the audience rating is better at 73%, it still doesn’t compare to the initial 89%. On one hand, Rotten Tomatoes is the most popular review site in the world these days, so a non-fresh review is definitely not good news.
On the flip side though, earlier DCEU films that were as low or even lower than Wonder Woman 1984namely Aquaman and Suicide squadwere able to overcome the negative reviews to kill at the box office. With franchise films, a large portion of the profit comes from brand loyalty. Given that the original Wonder woman The release in 2017 was a huge success. It should be enough to convince fans to watch the sequel for themselves rather than relying on the tomatometer.
The big question is how does Rotten Tomatoes’ score affect the movie’s revenue. Wonder Woman 1984 has already underperformed the international market where it was released prior to the U.S., raising around $ 38.5 million, well below the industry’s forecast of $ 60 million. Shawn Robbins, chief analyst at Boxoffice.com, believes a $ 15 million box office debut in the US would be an optimistic number to hope for.
“We’re seeing ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ get the highest advance ticket sales of any movie in the pandemic era, but I’m cautiously leaning over $ 10 million for the weekend and over $ 10 million for the weekend and given the number of movie theater closings and the caution of audiences a simultaneous streaming release. A figure closer to $ 15 million might be achievable, but there’s a lot of unpredictability to be considered right now. “
A big part of the success of, of course Wonder Woman 1984 depends not only on how much money it makes but how many new subscribers it brings to HBO Max, where it will stream in the first month of its release. Here, too, brand loyalty is likely to play a bigger role than critical ratings.
Jenkins had previously indicated that the success of Wonder woman had asked Warner Bros. to give her free rein as it continued. Well, that free rein will likely end if the filmmaker decides to get back to the franchise in the first place.
Director and co-writer of Patty Jenkins, Wonder Woman 1984 Stars like Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Kristen Wiig, Pedro Pascal and Natasha Rothwell. The film hits theaters and HBO Max on December 25th and debuts in international markets on December 16th. This message is confirmed at Rotten tomatoes.
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