No way it was going to do a billion. That’s unrealistic even for Marvel. Marvel had lightning in a bottle between Infinity War and Endgame and DC rode that with Aquaman. It was an anomaly not a new standard. I was predicting 450-500 with 650 on the high end if it opened at 100k. I don’t think anyone behind it expects it to hit that high or even close to it. Again merchandising drives these movies, box office is great but merchandise is what pushes a franchise and if the merchandise sells the movie will get a sequel if it turns a slight profit.I wpukd say they invested q50 million with higher expectations than what we're seeing.
It's not a smash hit movie a few were predicting based purely on personal bias.
Hell on Enworld some were thinking billion dollars