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Box office: 'Justice League' brings down the hammer on 'Thor'

Box office: 'Justice League' brings down the hammer on 'Thor'

In a superhero showdown, the combined forces of Warner Bros.' "Justice League" was enough to topple "Thor: Ragnarok" from the top spot on the box office charts, despite a soft opening for the DC Comics mash-up.

"Justice League" grossed an estimated $96 million, according to figures from measurement firm ComScore, below analysts' predictions of $110 million.

The film, which earned mixed reviews with a B+ rating on CinemaScore and a 40% "rotten" rating on Rotten Tomatoes, opened below all of the studio's previous iterations of Batman films starring Ben Affleck ("Suicide Squad" at $133.7 million and "Batman v. Superman:...

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