‘Batman v Superman’ Opening Weekend Box Office Tracking & Analysis

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The opening weekend box office tracking numbers for Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice came out this morning. Check out the video embed below for the numbers and analysis.

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Umberto Gonzalez has been covering the fanboy beat & breaking scoops for 14 years with numerous Hollywood trade, newspaper, & magazine mentions to his credit.

  • George Tarantino

    I am so excited for the movie!! It may not be a perfect movie,but i bet I will still love it!

    • Rinzler

      Me too.

    • Albert

      It’s really good. Don’t listen to critics. The positives far outweigh the negatives.

    • Red Queen

      It’s a great movie. I have some nitpicks, but they’re insignificant. Even if you end up not liking it, you should see it for yourself and form your own opinion. That’s what everyone should do, instead of taking what the critics say as gospel.

    • O.G. Loc

      Saw it yesterday. Loved it. Gonna see it again as soon as I can. Not the perfect movie, but tbh those imperfections had nothing to do with the characters, with the plot, with the acting and not even the directing. The visuals are obviously great, as always. It’s the editing that is dividing people. Some scenes may seem rushed and choppy, but it certainly didn’t deserve all the harsh criticism because of it.
      Don’t wanna spoil anything. But the ending itself will surprise the average movie goer. People love being surprised in the theater and seeing something new. I think the ending alone will leave a positive impact on the average audience.

    • Mary_Read

      I loved it! My dad loves cinema and hates super hero movies. He loves the Dark Knight, Watchmen, and now BvS! And I’m happy about that!

  • ryerram

    Does anyone know what first choice means exactly??

    • neuikc

      No clue, and no explanation. Created a pointless watch for me.

      • Carl

        Yeah I’ve asked on here before and got no answer.

    • DarkoCool

      Most sales/pre-sales online. Fandango etc.

    • worldman2090

      first choice is an imprint left by your attempt to purchase tickets. for example: if you go online or to the digital ticket booth at the theater and the very first thing you search for is BvS tickets then you will count as BvS first choice. this is very important because those people are considered “hard buys” meaning they will see the movie in theaters for sure and not resort to pirating or other methods.

      • ryerram

        Ohhh ok thanks!

  • Amit Prasad

    I think i love you.

  • Carl

    Dude, it’s not going to do that well. The reviews are going to factor in, as well as word of mouth if it really is that bad.

    • Chris Johnson

      LOL Carl. Just stop it already.

      You go to every article and type something negative. EVERY ONE. You have no idea what the word of mouth is on this film, since it only just opened today. If you don’t like the movie, fine. Trying to spread whatever you are spreading?

      Is there a point?

      • Carl

        Yes the point is my opinion that is counter to all the fanboyism over this movie. Like I told you before if the keep pimping this supposedly bad movie then I’ll keep giving my opinion.

        Why don’t you stop defending it, since you haven’t seen it yet?

        • Chris Johnson

          Have YOU? I’m seeing it in a matter of hours.

          You say you’re countering fanboyism, right? Well I’m curious, do you bring this same brand of counter-fanboyism to the Marvel table as well? You will find more fanboyism than you can shake 2 sticks at. You’d be in your glory.

          But somehow, I’m guessing Marvel is safe from your counter-fanboyism.

          Just a guess.

          • JMMagwood

            It’s just gotten to the point where we have to ask “Why bother with these obvious trolls?” We shouldn’t. I just got back from BvS, and it was great. I’m sure some don’t like it for legit reasons like everything else, but this particular property has a target on it. Who cares what these odd people think and say?

        • Chris Johnson

          Okay Carl. I have seen the film, and LOVED it!

          • Carl

            So tell me what specifically you loved and what criticisms you might have had?

            I’ll call you a hypocrite too if that’s how you want to play it because you are trying to get people to see it your way just like Heroic Hollywood is.

            I’ll also let you know what I think when I see it, possibly on Saturday.

          • Carl

            Saw BvS this afternoon, here is what I thought. The movie is all over the place, jumping back and forth between characters and sub plots often taking you out of the moment. Many parts of it are extraneous. In particular most of what Lois Lane does, all of Wonder Woman’s role, the JL cameos and the Bat dreams. The Flash, Aquaman and Cyborg clips felt like mini trailers within the movie and would have better been placed mid credits. The Cyborg one was really cool but I laughed when I saw Aquaman. Back to the movie. Batman and Lex had the same weak motivation, Superman could kills us all so he has to die. Batman gives up his entire crusade against Superman because Superman’s mother was in danger, a fact that Superman could have brought up at the beginning of the fight to then, avoid it altogether. Doomsday feels like a tacked on afterthought and was clearly there just to have a hero team up moment. That Doomsday fight was a CGI mess, not that the CGI was awful, it was fine, but it’s just bombarding you with CGI at every turn so that there is little to care about. That brings me to the characters. Batman was easily the best. Ben Affleck was very good and his solo action scene was also the best. He was also a bit insane and a murderer. Superman was dull and didn’t have any standout moments. Cavil is a bust. Wonder Woman was intriguing. She easily stood out in all the darkness. Gal didn’t convince me though. She was better as Diana but as Wonder Woman she had little gravitas (other than looking cool). There really wasn’t enough of her to know if she can lead a movie. Lex was fine. Eisenberg was over the top at times but very good when he wasn’t. The ending really dragged though, from the Doomsday fight on. Overall the movie has some great visuals and a few things that really work but it’s overtly dark, tedious and depressing.

            If I had to put a score on it, I’d give it a 4/10, slightly below Man of Steel at 5/10.

            P.S. SPOILER….. They had seemingly, two fake out Superman deaths. smh

    • Lupin

      Carl hold this L. Everyone Ive talked to that’s heard about critics has laughed it off. Step out of the internet bubble into the real world.
      Man of Steel, bashed by critics made bank
      Transformers smashed by critics made guap
      Audiences know that critics like Oscar bait movies, u think they dare miss batman vs Superman?

      • Chin The Destroyer

        Critics don’t matter when it comes to comic book movies. Those are just an added bonus.

    • AP

      I just watched it. Half the room clapped… Your opinion is so short sighted.

      • Carl

        Well of course they clapped, you went to a Thursday night pre-screening show, surrounded by super fans. lol

        I’m going to have to say that your opinion is also short sighted then because you seem to have a predisposition to love it.

        Tell me, what did you like about it and what, if any, faults did you find in it?

        I’ll let you know what I think when I see it, possibly on Saturday.

        • Carl

          Just saw BvS today, here is what I thought. The movie is all over the place, jumping back and forth between characters and sub plots often taking you out of the moment. Many parts of it are extraneous. In particular most of what Lois Lane does, all of Wonder Woman’s role, the JL cameos and the Bat dreams. The Flash, Aquaman and Cyborg clips felt like mini trailers within the movie and would have better been placed mid credits. The Cyborg one was really cool but I laughed when I saw Aquaman. Back to the movie. Batman and Lex had the same weak motivation, Superman could kills us all so he has to die. Batman gives up his entire crusade against Superman because Superman’s mother was in danger, a fact that Superman could have brought up at the beginning of the fight to then, avoid it altogether. Doomsday feels like a tacked on afterthought and was clearly there just to have a hero team up moment. That Doomsday fight was a CGI mess, not that the CGI was awful, it was fine, but it’s just bombarding you with CGI at every turn so that there is little to care about. That brings me to the characters. Batman was easily the best. Ben Affleck was very good and his solo action scene was also the best. He was also a bit insane and a murderer. Superman was dull and didn’t have any standout moments. Cavil is a bust. Wonder Woman was intriguing. She easily stood out in all the darkness. Gal didn’t convince me though. She was better as Diana but as Wonder Woman she had little gravitas (other than looking cool). There really wasn’t enough of her to know if she can lead a movie. Lex was fine. Eisenberg was over the top at times but very good when he wasn’t. The ending really dragged though, from the Doomsday fight on. Overall the movie has some great visuals and a few things that really work but it’s overtly dark, tedious and depressing.

          If I had to put a score on it, I’d give it a 4/10, slightly below Man of Steel at 5/10.

          P.S. SPOILER….. They had seemingly, two fake out Superman deaths. smh

      • Carl

        Just saw BvS, here is what I thought. The movie is all over the place, jumping back and forth between characters and sub plots often taking you out of the moment. Many parts of it are extraneous. In particular most of what Lois Lane does, all of Wonder Woman’s role, the JL cameos and the Bat dreams. The Flash, Aquaman and Cyborg clips felt like mini trailers within the movie and would have better been placed mid credits. The Cyborg one was really cool but I laughed when I saw Aquaman. Back to the movie. Batman and Lex had the same weak motivation, Superman could kills us all so he has to die. Batman gives up his entire crusade against Superman because Superman’s mother was in danger, a fact that Superman could have brought up at the beginning of the fight to then, avoid it altogether. Doomsday feels like a tacked on afterthought and was clearly there just to have a hero team up moment. That Doomsday fight was a CGI mess, not that the CGI was awful, it was fine, but it’s just bombarding you with CGI at every turn so that there is little to care about. That brings me to the characters. Batman was easily the best. Ben Affleck was very good and his solo action scene was also the best. He was also a bit insane and a murderer. Superman was dull and didn’t have any standout moments. Cavil is a bust. Wonder Woman was intriguing. She easily stood out in all the darkness. Gal didn’t convince me though. She was better as Diana but as Wonder Woman she had little gravitas (other than looking cool). There really wasn’t enough of her to know if she can lead a movie. Lex was fine. Eisenberg was over the top at times but very good when he wasn’t. The ending really dragged though, from the Doomsday fight on. Overall the movie has some great visuals and a few things that really work but it’s overtly dark, tedious and depressing.

        If I had to put a score on it, I’d give it a 4/10, slightly below Man of Steel at 5/10.

        P.S. SPOILER….. They had seemingly, two fake out Superman deaths. smh

    • LSB

      Hey Carl, remember I responded to your post yesterday? Well I just got back from seeing the film….I like it I really like it. I don’t love it but I Really Like it. I see what the critics are saying about the movie but I was like really this is what you are complaining about!? The edits did not take me out of the movie nor did it make the film seem sloppy. I would just say their are a lot going on, which is not a bad Thing. Is it dark and gloomy, yes, but that what makes it different then marvel. All of the acting by everyone was good. John Campea said Gal Gadot was just serviceable in the wonder woman role. HA! I call bull***t. All of her lines where delivered really good. So…Im glad I went and saw the movie. Something is not right with the critics bashing this film the way they are. Much better then what they say. My score, 8/10 or 7.8/10

      • Carl

        I’m hearing a very similar opinion from most DC super fans. When I hear that people like that don’t love it then I know it’s a very flawed movie. As a CBM fan I can tell you that I loved nearly every well reviewed CBM. The exceptions would be DOFP, Thor 2 and Iron Man 3.

        Gal seems to be getting a mixed reception but most people seem to like her. Although many reviewers cite that as her being a breath of fresh air in comparison to Batman and Superman and that she doesn’t have enough screen time to get a real feel for her.

        I’ll let you know what I think when I see it, possibly on Saturday.

        • LSB

          I don’t consider myself a superfan. I like CBM weather it’s Marvel or DC. Half of marvel films are not great but everyone is drinking the cool-aid so you have that…alright cool, let me know what you think. Try to enjoy it. Haha

          • Carl

            People are drinking the Marvel cool-aid because it is delicious. lol

          • LSB

            LOL!

          • Carl

            Saw BvS today, here is what I thought. The movie is all over the place, jumping back and forth between characters and sub plots often taking you out of the moment. Many parts of it are extraneous. In particular most of what Lois Lane does, all of Wonder Woman’s role, the JL cameos and the Bat dreams. The Flash, Aquaman and Cyborg clips felt like mini trailers within the movie and would have better been placed mid credits. The Cyborg one was really cool but I laughed when I saw Aquaman. Back to the movie. Batman and Lex had the same weak motivation, Superman could kills us all so he has to die. Batman gives up his entire crusade against Superman because Superman’s mother was in danger, a fact that Superman could have brought up at the beginning of the fight to then, avoid it altogether. Doomsday feels like a tacked on afterthought and was clearly there just to have a hero team up moment. That Doomsday fight was a CGI mess, not that the CGI was awful, it was fine, but it’s just bombarding you with CGI at every turn so that there is little to care about. That brings me to the characters. Batman was easily the best. Ben Affleck was very good and his solo action scene was also the best. He was also a bit insane and a murderer. Superman was dull and didn’t have any standout moments. Cavil is a bust. Wonder Woman was intriguing. She easily stood out in all the darkness. Gal didn’t convince me though. She was better as Diana but as Wonder Woman she had little gravitas (other than looking cool). There really wasn’t enough of her to know if she can lead a movie. Lex was fine. Eisenberg was over the top at times but very good when he wasn’t. The ending really dragged though, from the Doomsday fight on. Overall the movie has some great visuals and a few things that really work but it’s overtly dark, tedious and depressing.

            If I had to put a score on it, I’d give it a 4/10, slightly below Man of Steel at 5/10.

            P.S. SPOILER….. They had seemingly, two fake out Superman deaths. smh

          • LSB

            Alright. Those are your thoughts. Can’t argue with some of sentiments. But others I can, but I won’t….I think we all got to remember that the script was a re-write so if it seemed messy, that probably had something to do with it. Anyways, glad you saw it. This is event film. To see the trinity on film together for the first time, it’s historic. Have a nice day my man

  • Gibby NLA

    If I leave feeling same as I felt about Age of Ultron, which wasn’t a smash for me, I think I’ll be o.k. =D

    • ArtimusGG

      AoU was same old same old, BvS is fresh, dark, but different. I had fun with AoU like I didn’t with BvS, but as soon as the movie was over I forgot about it. BvS has been constantly in my mind since Monday, seeing it again today.

      • Chris Johnson

        You’re better than me. I streamed…..yeah..streamed AOU the night before the sneak peak. I already had tickets to see the film, but because I so thoroughly enjoyed the first Avengers film, I was too eager to wait. It wasn’t the same old to me. The first film was FAR superior. At least Vision was great.

        I ended up skipping the preview. Saw it again on blu ray and skipped through most of the film to see a few choice moments. Sad, because I really wanted to enjoy the film.

        Oh well.

        Saw BVS Thursday night and greatly enjoyed the film. I’ll see it again Saturday.

        • ArtimusGG

          Hope Civil War is great, love Cap. Seen BvS twice absolute masterpiece of comic book film.

  • Come on El Mayimbe, vertical video? :)

  • BObiWan77

    Nothing but respect for Mayimbe’s fandom, but I don’t think the word “unprecedented” means what he thinks it means.

  • HORSEFLESH

    Tracking only works for Opening Weekends – after that word of mouth takes over and the trend in this case is negative, very negative.

    • Rob_wesb

      It’s mostly the critics that are being negative. The majority of the general audience that have seen it so far have liked/loved the movie. The general audience is what matters and not the critics. They are the ones that will be spreading the word.

      • HORSEFLESH

        Most of the audience who have seen it this soon – before general release – were hardcore fans – not exactly the most detached, objective bunch of people. Even then the percentage of positive reviews is clearly dropping.

  • DaLordzPrince

    I’m on a super high from the movie since I first saw it on Sunday but my God watching it with the general audience who paid for tickets today was like going to a freaking rock concert. I already had tickets for Friday and Saturday, but brought one this morning for today. At the actual theater, It was such a great atmosphere at the AMC 25 in Times Square NYC. I wanted to go right back into the theatre and watch it. Seeing the smiles on the kids faces, all the teens, and adults was just amazing. A young lady sitting next to me was a true fangirl and jumped at all the easter eggs and I was impressed! She was geared up in Wonder woman with her apparel, then afterwards had a convo with a married couple with 2 children who were just so excited …wow just a magical night. On the subway ride home, witch a group that had just finished watching it, we were talking and everyone’s interest in that subway car was to our conversation.

    • Chris Johnson

      I saw it at 34th at 11pm. I LOVED IT! I’m not going to second guess those who did not. They, like myself are entitled to have their own opinion.

      As for me, I really enjoyed the film. It didn’t seem forced, rushed, ill paced, or no fun to me at all. The cast did a great job inline with what I had heard. All the principals gave great performances. Also, in line with what I heard, Ben, Gal, and Jesse were all very good. Henry seems to be evolving his take on Superman into a more mature version of the boy scout people are familiar with. At least I can see the foundation they are building to.

      As I said earlier, I’m not going to second guess another opinion that differs from my own. In saying that, i would also never allow another opinion to stop me from seeing a film I have an interest in seeing. The only time a critics point of view factors in for me is when I’m on the fence about a film, and even then the opinion is weighed against my level of interest.

  • xxjinzaxx

    Can anyone confirm if Latinos are the biggest consumers of movie tickets overall.