Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has reached another milestone at the box office and is continuing its cinematic domination. The updated box office numbers for the film’s second weekend indicate that Batman v Superman will take the number one spot at the domestic box office, making an additional $52.4M over the weekend. This is a -68% drops for the Warner Bros. film.
Internationally, Batman v Supermade has made $421.4M since its release. It made $85.1 on 28,000 screens in over 67 territories this weekend. China remains a major market for the DC film, but two new local films, The Bodyguard and Chongqing Hot Pot are drawing ticket sales away from the battle between Superman and Batman.
The superhero epic has already passed $500 million globally. Batman v Superman has reached this milestone faster than any other superhero movie. The Zack Snyder-directed superhero movie made $15.05 million on Monday at the North American box office, giving it the biggest Monday in March to date. Batman v Superman passed The Hunger Games ($10.8M) and Furious 7 ($14.01M).
Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before.
Despite critic reviews and a a 29% “Rotten” rating on Rotten Tomatoes, fans are taking to social media to express their thoughts about Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and the result is overwhelmingly positive.
Fizziology, a social media tracking service has broken down the reaction to the DC film. 57% has been positive, 33% neutral and only 10% negative. Batman and Wonder Woman were the two most buzzed about characters from the film online.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is out in theaters everywhere.