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DC Extended Universe

American superhero film franchise based on DC Comics

The DC Extended Universe (DCEU) is an American media franchise and shared universe that is centered on a series of superhero movies, distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, based on characters that appear in publications by DC Comics.

DC Extended Universe
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DC Films logo
Based onCharacters published
by DC Comics
StarringSee below
Production
company
Distributed byWarner Bros. Pictures
Release date
2013–present
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
BudgetTotal (7 films):
$1.359-1.399 billion
Box officeTotal (7 films):
$5.281 billion

BackgroundEdit

The shared universe, much like the original DC Universe in comic books, was established by crossing over common plot elements, settings, cast, and characters. The movies have been in production since 2011 and in that time Warner Bros. has distributed four movies with more than ten in various stages of production. The series has grossed over $3 billion at the global box office, currently making it the seventeenth highest-grossing movie franchise.

The movies are written and directed by a variety of screenwriters and feature large, often ensemble, casts. Several actors, including Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, and Ray Fisher, are set to appear in numerous movies.

In May 2016, DC's chief creative officer Geoff Johns and Warner Bros. executive vice president Jon Berg were appointed to co-run the DC Films division and oversee creative decisions, production and story-arcs in order to create a cohesive overarching plot within the movies.

MoviesEdit

The first movie in the DCEU was Man of Steel (2013), which was followed by Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), Suicide Squad (2016), Wonder Woman (2017), Justice League (2017), Aquaman (2018) and Shazam! (2019). Future movies include Birds of Prey (2020) and Wonder Woman 1984 (2020).

Other projects are also in many stages of development, including Suicide Squad 2, Justice League Dark, Flashpoint, The Batman, Batgirl, Gotham City Sirens, a Justice League sequel, a second Superman solo movie, a solo Batman movie and untitled solo movies for Black Adam and Nightwing.

Box office money madeEdit

Film U.S. release date Box office gross All-time Ranking Budget Ref(s)
U.S. and Canada Other territories Worldwide U.S. and Canada Worldwide
Man of Steel June 14, 2013 $291,045,518 $377,000,000 $668,045,518 92 124 $225 million [2]
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice March 25, 2016 $330,360,194 $543,274,275 $873,634,919 62 64 $250 million [3]
Suicide Squad August 5, 2016 $325,100,054 $421,746,840 $746,846,894 65 101 $175 million [4]
Wonder Woman June 2, 2017 $412,563,408 $409,283,604 $821,847,012 27 76 $149 million [5]
Justice League November 17, 2017 $229,024,295 $428,900,000 $657,924,295 151 127 $300 million [6]
Aquaman December 21, 2018 $335,061,807 $812,900,000 $1,147,961,807 57 21 $160-200 million [7]
Shazam! April 5, 2019 $140,240,394 $224,000,000 $364,240,394 409 341 $100 million [8]
Total $2,063,395,670 $3,217,104,719 $5,280,500,839 17 17 $1.359-1.399 billion [9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Ahmed, Tufayel (August 12, 2016). "Exclusive: How 'Shazam!' movie will build on Warner Bros.' recent DC Comics misfires". Newsweek. Retrieved May 26, 2017.
  2. "Man of Steel (2013)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved June 14, 2019.
  3. "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved July 14, 2019.
  4. "Suicide Squad (2016)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved July 14, 2019.
  5. "Wonder Woman (2017)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved July 14, 2019.
  6. "Justice League (2017)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved July 14, 2019.
  7. "Aquaman (2018)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved July 15, 2019.
  8. "Shazam! (2019)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved July 15, 2019.
  9. "DC Extended Universe at the Box Office". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved October 26, 2016.

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