Still, 'Blue Beetle' is expected to have one of the weakest openings of any of the titles in the DC Extended Universe.
In other news, the worldwide gross for 'Oppenheimer' has surpassed the $700 million mark.
It was only a matter of time before it did. Barbie, which had been in first place at the box office for the previous four weekends, is now in second place, as the superhero film Blue Beetle from DC has taken over the top spot.
After earning $10 million on Friday, including $3.3 million in previews, Blue Beetle is on track to launch with $25 million to $27 million in North America. This brings the film's total earnings to date to $23.3 million.
It is yet unknown how much of an effect the impending tropical storm will have on box office receipts in Los Angeles and other regions of Southern California.
Los Angeles is the film's most lucrative market. It is easy to see why the superhero movie could be experiencing some feelings of melancholy.
It is looking like Blue Beetle will have one of the lowest openings ever for a title in the DC Extended Universe, not accounting for inflation.
Prior to the weekend, tracking had projected that the film would bring in between $28 million and $32 million.