9. Wonder Woman 1984 - $166.5 Million
Throughout the eight years and ten DCEU movies (11 if you count the Snyder Cut), there has so far only been one true sequel. Wonder Woman 1984 followed the universally acclaimed Wonder Woman in 2020, and to say it didn’t live up to the hype would be a huge understatement.
For years since her debut in Batman v Superman, Gal Gadot’s Amazonian warrior was one of the only reasons to keep any interest in the franchise, and yet, her second solo movie was criminally underwhelming. Handicapped by poor villains, weak CGI, and a bizarre body swapping plot, WW84 was always going to struggle to live up to the undeniable success that preceded it.
Even without taking into consideration the quality of the movie itself, its release, just like The Suicide Squad, caused problems. While James Gunn’s movie released in 2021 when it seemed that much of the world was beginning to open back up, WW84 came out at the height of the pandemic in 2020.
It was pushed back several times, and was also released on HBO Max at the same time, leading to incredibly disappointing box office numbers. Though it failed to break even in terms of ticket sales, it did at least become the most watched straight-to-streaming movie of the year.