Twitter User Claims Blue Beetle Has Potential to be Highest-Grossing CBM, but Challenges Await
A Twitter user named Matt Ramos claimed that DC’s Blue Beetle has the potential to be the highest-grossing comic book movie (CBM) of the year. He also noted that the success of a film at the box office is challenging. It depends on various factors, including brand recognition, competition, marketing efforts, critical reception, and audience preferences. While Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, and The Flash were well-received, the crowded movie landscape could pose challenges to Blue Beetle’s success.
As per Matt Ramos @therealsupes, “I’m dead serious when I say that Blue Beetle has the potential to be the highest-grossing CBM of this year.” He added, “As good as Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, and The Flash all were, they all came out in some of the most stacked months we’ve ever seen for movies, with more coming in July.”
Matt Ramos continues “No matter how good those movies are, it’s going to be hard to make money because the market is so competitive right now. With the current prices, a lot of families have to choose which movie they want to invest in because they might not have the money to go next weekend. He added, “Now Blue Beetle comes out after all the major summer blockbusters and virtually has no competition while also being a movie that’s marketed for families. Not to mention the international appeal with its diverse cast.”
According to the plot, “Jaime Reyes (Xolo Maridueña) suddenly finds himself in possession of an ancient relic of alien biotechnology called the Scarab. When the Scarab chooses Jaime to be its symbiotic host, he’s bestowed with an incredible suit of armor that’s capable of extraordinary and unpredictable powers, forever changing his destiny as he becomes the superhero Blue Beetle.”
The script is penned by Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer, and the film is the 14th film in the DC Extended Universe (DCEU). Produced by DC Studios and the Safran Company.
Blue Beetle hits theaters on August 18, 2023, by Warner Bros. Pictures.