By top of the pile for January, do you mean my favorite books of the month? Or what books do I literally have on the top of my pile. Because my "top of the pile" doesn't vary a whole lot from month to month usually. When I hear the phrase top of the pile, it means books I'm most excited to read first. Sooooo, I'll answer it that way.
It was a great movie, but Dredd just isn't a popular enough character to support a movie like this in my opinion. This goes to show that single movies based on the Flash, AquaMan, MMH, could have negative effects for DC if they chose to go the same way as Marvel.
The movie could be well written and awesome, but if nobody cares enough about the characters.....they won't go see it to begin with.
If the JL movie sucks.....it won't make a difference if they released solo movies first or not. It makes sense they put their eggs in one basket, have a succesful movie and THEN make decisions about the future.