Justice League has been given a 43 percent score from the online review aggregator, 24 hours after reviews hit. That puts it in the middle of pack of the five films in Warner Bros.’ DC universe so far.
The delayed score came courtesy of Rotten Tomatoes’ new Facebook show See It/Skip It, which hits online late Wednesday nights. Rotten Tomatoes has begun holding back scores for some films and television shows so they can be revealed at the end of each episode, and this is the third time a score has been held for the Facebook show.
The DC films have enjoyed both Rotten Tomatoes success (this summer’s Wonder Woman earned 92 percent) and suffered low points (2016’s Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice’s 27 percent and Suicide Squad’s 26 percent). Man of Steel, the 2013 Superman film that kicked off the shared universe, earned a middling 55 percent.
This current Justice League score can be expected to fluctuate as more reviews come in and are tabulated.
Rotten Tomatoes has become increasingly important to helping audiences choose which films to see, and recent projects with glowing scores have overperformed at the box-office (see: Spider-Man: Homecoming and Wonder Woman). Conversely, blockbusters with rock bottom scores such as Baywatch (19 percent) and Transformers: The Last Knight (15 percent) faltered domestically over the summer.
Nevertheless, Batman v. Superman ($873 million worldwide) and Suicide Squad ($745.6 milllion) went on to be box-office hits, their Rotten Tomatoes scores notwithstanding. Warner’s Justice League is tracking to debut to $110 million this weekend.