Despite the movie’s low opening, Blue Beetle continues to hold its own at the box office. The DC Universe film has dropped less than The Flash in its 3rd week and outgrossed Shazam! Fury of the Gods domestically.
Blue Beetle just finished up its third weekend at the box office with a domestic gross of $7.3 million. This outpaces both The Flash and Shazam! Fury of the Gods in their third weekends, grossing $5.2 million and $4.6 million respectively. Blue Beetle‘s domestic box office has also passed $58 million, beating out Shazam! Fury of the Gods which ended its run with just over $57 million.
With Blue Beetle now eyeing a $70-75 million run at the box office, it’s not likely that the film will recoup its budget, but it will certainly perform better than expected. The DC Universe has suffered a string of flops recently, and it’s unclear how or if the studio will recover heading into Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom. Fans simply have to hope that James Gunn and Peter Safran can salvage the sinking ship before its too late.
Who is DC’s Blue Beetle?
Blue Beetle is one of DC’s lesser-known heroes, but he has a dedicated fanbase nonetheless. Created in 1939 by Charles Wojtkowski, Blue Beetle has gone through several iterations over the years. The Jaime Reyes version of the character was introduced during the events of 2006’s Infinite Crisis and quickly became a fan-favorite.
In the pages of DC Comics, Jaime Reyes is a teenager from El Paso, Texas. Jaime discovers a scarab beetle-shaped device that bonds with his body, giving him access to an advanced suit of armor and various powers. He becomes the latest in a long line of Blue Beetles and must learn to balance his newfound abilities with his everyday life.
The full cast of Blue Beetle also includes Bruna Marquezine, Belissa Escobedo, George Lopez, Adriana Barraza, Elpidia Carrillo, Damián Alcázar, Raoul Trujillo, Susan Sarandon and Harvey Guillén.
Source: Luiz Fernando
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