Warner Bros. Pictures’ animated feature “Batman: The Killing Joke” generated an impressive $3.8 million over its two-day theatrical run on Monday and Tuesday nights. The film garnered a $2,396 per site average, far above the $1,592 average that night of current box-office champ “Star Trek Beyond”.
Warner Bros. distribution chief Jeff Goldstein calls it an “exceptional result for an ‘alternate content’ special event”. The film was released digitally on Tuesday and will be launched via DVD and Blu-ray on August 2nd.
Following the film’s success, the next WB Animation feature is that of “Justice League Dark,” a new film focusing on the supernatural superheroes of the DC Universe including Zatanna, Etrigan the Demon, Swamp Thing, Constantine, Black Orchid and Boston Brand.
A sneak peek featurette on the film is out and can be seen below and confirms that Matt Ryan, who played John Constantine in NBC’s live action “Constantine” series, reprises the role for the new film which is slated to hit in the Fall:
That isn’t the only animated “Justice League” being teased today. More details are out on Cartoon Network’s new DC animated series “Justice League Action” which will feature two eleven-minute standalone adventures per episode with twenty-six produced so far.
The format has allowed the producers to use 152 DC characters, including 60 different heroes and 40 different villains so far. Cartoon Network has not set a premiere date but it’s expected in the early Fall.