"Blue Beetle" has dethroned "Barbie" at the domestic box office.
"Blue Beetle" opened to $25.4 million, meeting the low end of early projections.
The film was made for $125 million and has grossed $43.4 million worldwide.
It's the latest domestic box-office disappointment for DC.
"Blue Beetle" is DC's first superhero film with a Latino lead.
The film has received a respectable 76% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
The cast was unable to promote the film during the ongoing actors' strike.
Local fans and organizations have rallied around the groundbreaking picture.
It stars Will Ferrell and Jamie Foxx and received a lackluster 54% on Rotten Tomatoes.
California is facing multiple natural disasters, including a tropical storm, a wildfire, and an earthquake.