Rotten Tomatoes Delayed 'Justice League' Review Is Bad

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People like the now-disgraced director Brett Ratner argued that the movie review aggregator is "destroying the film industry", while others pointed out that there appears to be no correlation between a low rating on Rotten Tomatoes and box office failure. After the groundbreaking success of Wonder Woman, the DC extended universe needs another hit to right-side its critically maligned franchise.

The embargo has been lifted by Warner Bros. and the reviews have already started pouring in for the latest superhero movie in town.

Why we care: This year marked a flashpoint in the debate on how Rotten Tomatoes scores affect a film's performance.

Variety's Owen Glieberman added that "Justice League" had some good and bad moments, but it "ultimately ekes out just enough entertainment value to warrant a look-see".

As promised the now infamous Rotten Tomatoes score was made available during the latest edition of See It/Skip It, a web show hosted by Jacqueline Coley and Segun Oduolowu where the two offers their opinions on what's hot and what's not in the world of Hollywood movies and TV shows. Several hours before the information's official release, it was actually leaked by the site's app.

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Per the norm with the DCEU (sans Wonder Woman) reviewers didn't take too kindly to Justice League as the Rotten Tomatoes score is in and now sits at 36%. Domestically, estimates put the movie's opening weekend somewhere around $110 million to $120 million, which would put Justice League's opening weekend slightly in front of Wonder Woman's ($103.3 million), but well behind Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice's ($166 million).

At this point, the big-budget ensemble is lagging behind Man of Steel (55 percent), but remains ahead of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (27 percent) and Suicide Squad (26 percent).

Justice League is in theaters now. The average score for the movie is a 5.2/10 meaning most reviews gave it 2 or 3 stars in total.

There's no word on whether Warner Bros. had any influence on the Rotten Tomatoes rating delay, but it should be noted that the studio has an ownership stake in Fandango, Rotten Tomatoes' parent company.

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