Justice League‘s Rotten Tomatoes score won’t be revealed until opening day on Thursday.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the reason for the delayed reveal of the aggregate review score is because of Rotten Tomatoes’ new Facebook show See It/Skip It.
In order to entice people to watch the show, which airs late Wednesday night, the aggregate review score for a particular film or TV series is delayed so it can be unveiled at the end of See It/Skip It. The score is then posted on the Rotten Tomatoes website the following day on Thursday.
This has already occurred with Bad Moms Christmas, Thor: Ragnarok, and Murder on the Orient Express, whose scores were revealed at the end of each See It/Skip It episode.
The next movie on that list is Warner Bros.’ upcoming DC superhero ensemble film. If it weren’t for See It/Skip It, Justice League’s Rotten Tomatoes score would be revealed by Wednesday morning. It’s not clear if Warner Bros. knew of the delay.
However, fans have been pushing back against this decision due to what they perceive as potential bias due to Warner Bros.’ minority stake in Rotten Tomatoes. Here are some reactions to the news on Twitter below.
Justice League’s production budget reportedly increased to nearly $300 million because of substantial reshoots. The film is tracking to open ahead of Wonder Woman but less than Batman v Superman.
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