Box Office Update: ‘Batman v Superman’ Passes $500 Million Globally

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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.

Source: Deadline 

Chelsea Lewis

Chelsea Lewis

Chelsea Lewis, TV division, joined Heroic Hollywood in 2016. Prior to joining the team at Heroic, she worked for TheCelebrityCafe.com covering everything from music to...

  • JMMagwood

    Cool. No back handed compliments, or snide comments like another HH writer.
    Clearly, CBM’s are still going to do well for the foreseeable future. Even if I don’t support all of them, that’s good news to me.

    • SAMURAI36

      That’s cuz haters gonna hate, & b!tches gonna b!tch.

      • JMMagwood

        Man, it sure seems like that’s the case. A couple of the new writers on the staff here may have some DC axes to grind, but MZombs are everywhere.

        Saw “BvS” again yesterday. Wow, it’s actually better than I thought. I really have no idea what the rock headed complainers are whining about. It’s a great, great film with a great script.

        I understand what the Zombies are going on about. They’re worried that Marvel’s soon to be overshadowed. After sub mediocre stuff like “Ant Man” and “Age of Ultron,” isnt that a given?

  • unpaidpundit

    This puts pressure on “Captain America: Civil War” to perform at least as well.

    • Marquis de Sade

      Please! Captain America ain’t got nuthin’ to worry about. BvS better hope it doesn’t free fall to the tune 65 to 70% this weekend…Cuz trust it’ll a lot easier for Cap to reach $1 billion+ than that flawed, disjointed dreck, BvS.

    • JMMagwood

      Maybe not. There’s some Marvel fatigue out there, with a lot of people feeling they’re just pulling the same rabbits out of their hats.

    • breakerbaker

      I don’t think there’s much doubt that in a year where Deadpool did so well with a February opening, and BvS seems to be on track to cross the $1B mark with a March opening, that Civil War will do at least as well. It will almost certainly open bigger in the domestic box office–as all of the Marvel team-ups have–and depending of how coordinated they are with opening internationally, it will probably do better there as well. As much as Easter weekend is a good strategic time to open a movie, early May presents its own benefits.

  • jollybrah

    Brilliant news. This film success is great for the rest of the DC slate. Loved BvS and I can’t wait for the SS, WW etc.

  • w0undedmagic

    And they will get more of my money when that glorious “Ultimate Cut” is released!

  • Go to 800 mi at minimum.

  • kebernet

    It is strange people keep talking about how poorly the movie did on Sunday and nobody ever notes it was LITERALLY EASTER SUNDAY. Maybe a lot of people had things to do that day.

    • xxjinzaxx

      It’s a very poor counterpoint using that as proof that the movie is doing poorly. BvS had sales representative of a product that everyone wanted a piece of, so most got in life for it, hence it’s great Friday intake. $500 million more should be obtainable in a passive market.

  • breakerbaker

    Even though I didn’t really like the movie, I’m glad that it seems to be doing well–I always thought this was a good strategic weekend to open, as it was a holiday weekend followed by two or three weeks of different school districts cycling through spring break. It will be interesting to see the numbers for this coming weekend. I have to imagine that word of mouth has been mixed, but there’s still no real competition…