‘Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice’ Opens With Super Strength At International Box Office

batman v superman bannerDid you think that the Rotten Tomatoes score for Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice would somehow affect it’s box office takings? Well, it appears that doesn’t matter to audiences who have been waiting their entire lifetime for this film as the film is opening big internationally. It’s being reported that the Warner Bros. release has already brought in $7M internationally. While that number might sound low, it’s great for the territories it has already opened up in and is pacing ahead of last month’s Deadpool.

Included in these was Belgium, where despite terrorist attacks and the closing of several cinemas, it’s being said that it’s doing very well. Most of the major markets open up tonight and it’s going to be interesting seeing how the film fares with audiences after being thrashed by critics. Are you seeing it tonight? Have you already? Let us know in the comments section below.

Source: Variety

  • Nick Murphy

    I’m seeing it tonight AND tomorrow, after seeing it Monday!

    • Carl

      Why?

      • Mr.G.

        Why do you care?

  • unpaidpundit

    I’ve been skimming some of the media reviews, and a common thread is that the movie lacks humor, as though all superhero movies must have jokes. I’ll be seeing BvS this evening, so I can make up my own mind. Lately, I have been disagreeing with a lot of media film reviews. I did not like “Force Awakens,” but I did like “Gods of Egypt.”

    • SuperBuckeye30

      No, the big consensus is that the movie is sloppily edited, too convoluted, incoherent plot and story wise, and very shoehorned/rushed. Only very few of them mention the lack of humor.

      • Chris Johnson

        I’ve read through many of the reviews myself and more than a few say the film is no fun and devoid of humor, just as the poster above states. Seems they were expecting a different type of superhero film and were upset that they didn’t get it.

        As for me, I’ll be seeing it tonight and again a few days later.

        • SuperBuckeye30

          Well they were right, there’s rarely any fun to be had while watching this movie. You can have your dark, broody, gritty movies, but you can still have some moments of levity, humor and fun in it. You walk out of this movie just feeling so blah and kind of depressed. That’s not how you should walk out of a “superhero” movie feeling.

          • Chris Johnson

            I don’t care what critics think. If I want to see a movie I have an interest in, I see it and decide for myself.

            As much as I enjoyed most of the Marvel films, not all…..AOU, IM2,……every superhero doesn’t have to face a serious threat with a clever come back or joke. A dark and serious tone is great if it fits the character and situation. Also, everyone doesn’t have the same definition of fun. It means many things to many people.

            I intend to have a grand time tonight and later in the week seeing Wonder Woman on screen after all these decades of waiting. That small portion of the film will for me, trump EVERYTHING I’ve ever seen in any superhero film, ever.

            Without question.

            Right up there with the first time I saw Superman The movie in 78. The opening of the film to John Williams score was a religious experience for me. lol I still remember it. When Wonder Woman enter the scene to her incredible musical score, I will have again achieved nirvana.

          • unpaidpundit

            The Justice League connections are not forced. SPOILER!

            The connections are the result of Lex’s research into the existence of meta-humans.

          • SuperBuckeye30

            Wonder Woman watching a YouTube clip of the rest of the members was laughably stupid, and it was just a blatant shortcut to get to Justice League as soon as possible.

          • JMMagwood

            Ridiculous. Did you even watch the movie?

          • JMMagwood

            That was so obvious, but the denser set just seemed to have missed that point.

      • Malcolm Jevers

        Nah, lack of humor is the big problem for A LOT of reviewers.

        • Jacob Ado

          I thought it was pretty funny, Alfred and Perry were cracking me up.

    • Thaddeus VonPumpernickel

      I really have only seen the comment about humor in 2 reviews, one was a review so positive, it reeked of WB plant and the other was a review so negative, it reeked of an anti-WB plant.
      Many do say it is “no fun”…and they’re right.

      ETA: I also liked Gods of Egypt.

  • Seeing it tonight! I’ve been trying my best to avoid reviews. There’s no way I’m not seeing it, no matter what people say. It could be 2 hours repeating the previews I’ve seen and I’d be happy. :-)

    • Thaddeus VonPumpernickel

      Definitely avoid the reviews, even many of the non-spoiler ones pop some spoilers in there. Hope you like it more than i did.

  • SuperBuckeye30

    Opening weekend will be just fine, but if the word of mouth is toxic, the movie will fade very quickly like Man of Steel did. After seeing the film, I don’t think it warrants many repeat viewings. It was so sloppy.

    • Jax Maxton

      I anticipate this movie being far in the rearview mirror before Civil War hits. All those people hoping to do BvS and Civil War double features will probably be pretty disappointed when BvS is pulled from their local theatres.

      • Thaddeus VonPumpernickel

        (I know I’m exaggerating here)
        Do ANY movies stay out for a whole month anymore?

      • breakerbaker

        That would have been the case even if the movie was huge. Civil War is still two months away.

  • Marquis de Sade

    7 million down, and 393 million to go in order to match the production and marketing costs. I can see the light at the end of that looooonnnnng tunnel…Now that subsequent tunnel to profitability is a lil’ bit mo’ murkier.

    • breakerbaker

      Technically, all of the corporate partnerships have probably made the studio an extra 100M.

  • Carl

    “Did you think that the Rotten Tomatoes score for Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice would somehow affect it’s box office takings?”

    Yes and they will, more so domestically than internationally.

    • SAvram

      Why do you hate this movie so much? Why do you want this movie to fail? Are you some dumb Marvel fanboy? Or just dumb?

      • SonOfKrpton

        He just wants the movie to fail. He hasn’t seen the movie, and the critics have given him a boost. He doesn’t want to see the movie either.

    • Thaddeus VonPumpernickel

      I think many of the opening weekend tickets may be presales, so I don’t think it will affect that so much, but I think next weekend, etc. will feel it. UNLESS a LOT of people manage to like it.

  • Malcolm Jevers

    People are literally celebrating the bad reviews. This is so friggin strange.

    • sandybeach

      It’s just piling on at this point. Hating BvS has become the latest cool thing to do. Some of these reviews are just irrational and way over the top. I don’t get it at all.

      • worldman2090

        agreed. the reaction is a little too emotional.

      • unpaidpundit

        You hit the nail on the head. At this point, the critics are acting like lemmings.

    • breakerbaker

      I’d agree that there’s a lot of pettiness in the reviews and that a lot of the reviewers were likely biased against the movie going in. But I saw it last night. For me, it’s as bad as the worst reviewers say. I hope you like it because I know you want to. But I also wanted to. And I really, really didn’t.

  • Mr.G.

    I’m rooting for this movie to be successful, I saw it on Monday and while I had my initial issues with it (I had initial issues with The Dark Knight back in 08 as well and then it became one of my favorite movies in history) I did enjoy it. Yes, it is not a perfect movie, but no movie is. True DC Comics fans will adore this movie. This is the type of film that needs and deserves multiple viewings to sink in. I think it will be fine.

  • ArtimusGG

    Sitting down for 2nd viewing I loved it!

  • Dayman

    Greece here. Just watched it. I loved it. I want this movie to do good. F!@# the haters.

  • A Realist

    This.

  • A Realist

    This right here.

  • breakerbaker

    My son and I just got back from seeing it.

    • SonOfKrpton

      How did you find it?

      • breakerbaker

        They were playing it at the local cinema (rimshot). Truth be told, I did not like it. I will hold off on going into by how much and for what reasons, but I was disappointed. It did not benefit from measured expectations.

        • SonOfKrpton

          Ah. That’s alright. I personally liked it. But well, opinions.
          Hope you find the directors cut better, or maybe Suicide Squad. Or Civil War. Or Xmen Apocalypse. Thankfully we have a ton of CBMs coming out this year.

          • breakerbaker

            I’m hopeful for SS. I am not a big fan of the MCU, but I want Civil War to be great. I have almost no interest in Apocalypse.

            My take on BvS is that it really does and (unfortunately, in my opinion) should throw everything in the DCEU after WW in doubt. I did not expect to come out thinking that, but it was that problematic for me and will be that problematic for the larger audience.

          • SonOfKrpton

            I think that depends on the box office numbers BvS does.
            They might change Zack Snyder with George Miller perhaps. Let’s see.

            I want DCEU to work. I liked MoS and liked MoS more than BvS. But that’s not to say that I didn’t like BvS. I might place it in my top ten CBMs.

            Perhaps this movie was like Iron Man 2. Because this movie needed to establish a Universe, a lot of time was dedicated to that.

            And that has made me more excited for Justice League now.

          • JMMagwood

            Well, it’s too bad you didn’t like it, but I guess we all have things that do or don’t appeal to our personal sensibilities.

            I have to ask why you think “BvS” casts such doubt on the future movies? This movie is going to be a huge hit despite a lot of the reviews. Also, it should be noted that many of the major national publishers are reviewing it positively.

            There’s no reason to believe, for those of us that thought it was great, to expect any changes in the course that’s being directed.

          • breakerbaker

            I have no idea how well the movie will do after its presumably big opening. Even with measured expectations, I did not expect to have such a visceral reaction to it. But I legitimately think it was pretty terrible. I could itemize all of the things that don’t work for me, but in the context of the DCEU, I’d say that I don’t like any of the choices they made with the characters toward world building. I came out of the movie completely uninterested in what any of these characters do next, and the the cameos for the other members of the League are so poorly produced and so shamelessly tacked on that there was no sense of wonder or anticipation or mystery with them. It would have been better for them and for the movie if they had not included them at all.

          • JMMagwood

            Well, I’m not in your head, but from your other posts, you seem like a reasonable fan. You’re not a partisan nut, so it just didn’t appeal to you. I wish you loved it like I did, but that’s the way it goes.

            Every story beat was perfectly reasoned, and worked in well. I thought the fact that Luthor has been tracking meta humans for quite awhile was a brilliant way to introduce the fact that other potential heroes are out there.

            I can’t wait to see where all of this goes next.

          • breakerbaker

            I’m glad you liked it. I hope the other people who were emotionally invested in it like it too. I wanted very badly to like it.

          • JMMagwood

            It happens. I was expecting to love “The Force Awakens” and found it to be the lowest form of dreck. The stupidest film I saw last year. People whose opinion I respect loved it. You never know what appeals to a particular person. Sometimes it clicks, and there are times it doesn’t.

            Maybe another viewing sometime might improve your feelings about it? I liked “Fury Road” a lot more after a second viewing, as an example.

          • Hinscher

            My only complaint for this movie was that it set up the DCEU too much.
            It had that problem that many second movie do in a trilogy. The movies main story felt somewhat sidelined at times in order to set up the DCEU better.
            I found the movie great, but I can see this movie becoming better and better as each new DCEU comes out.

  • JMMagwood

    Great movie. Loved every minute. I’ll be going again the next couple days.

  • Chris W

    I quite enjoyed it. Not a masterpiece, but not so rotten like RT is treating it. It definitely seems like the movie got chopped up in the editing bay. I’m looking forward to the 3 hour cut.

  • unpaidpundit

    I saw “Batman v. Superman” this evening, and found it to be marvelous, even if it isn’t a Marvel production. It’s one of the very best superhero films ever made. Unlike so many of the big budget films that today’s media film critics praise — think “Fast and Furious,” “Mission Impossible,” “The Force Awakens” — this movie actually has interesting dialogue, a plot and actual characterization. Family is a theme in this film about superheroes meeting, forming relationships, and learning to work together. I was actually surprised by what ends the fight between the two title heroes, but it’s not an artificial contrivance, and it makes perfect sense. The negative reviews that this movie is getting is the result of media film critics reverting to their old-fashioned way of thinking — CGI, bad! Action-adventure, bad! Fight scenes, bad! See this movie with an open mind, and you will be well entertained.

    • Maximillian Pegasus

      Ben was excellent on that scene. “WHY DID YOU SAY THAT NAME”

  • H.I McDunnough

    Just got back from seeing for the first time. I loved it. It wasn’t perfect, no movie is, but in my opinion the good (Affleck’s Batman, Alfred, Superman and Lois’s relationship, Wonder Woman, major DC Easter eggs) really outnumber the bad (a little dark, but in the same vein as Dark Knight and Dark Knight Rises) and I think fans will enjoy it.

  • H.I McDunnough

    Spoiler Free review

    Don’t believe the hate…
    Batman steals the movie and is nearly perfect. There will be some fanboy’s dissecting his every move and comparing it to the comics, but I seriously think it’s the best version of Batman/Bruce Wayne to date. I wasn’t thrilled with Esienberg’s Luthor, but it works. He’s not the cold, calculating Luthor from the comics or even the animated version (my favorite) and seems to have more in common with Joker from Nolan’s Dark Knight. It’s a little nutty, but I think it works well with what they’re doing building the franchise. The DC Easter Eggs are amazing. They’re worth the ticket price alone and it’ll leave you dying to see Justice League 1 and 2 ASAP. I think it’s a good movie and a great way to kick off the Justice League movie universe. The only flaws (and this is just my opinion) is that certain parts were rushed. The CGI was on par with The Force Awakens, and not over the top like the Amazing Spider-Man films, but less of it would’ve been better. Seeing the Avengers fight in broad daylight was one of the things that made that movie so good, and it would’ve been nice to see the sun a few times in BVS. I think there was one too many (possible) dream sequences, but over all the good out numbers the bad. I was prepared for it to go either way, and was pleasantly surprised. I loved it. It’s not perfect but I really think most fans will enjoy it and the DC fans will be overjoyed.

    • JMMagwood

      It’s a fantastic movie. Best of the genre. I think many either weren’t paying attention, or, well, they’re not very bright. “BvS” is definitely a very densely packed movie, but it all works well together. Some may need repeated viewings to get it.

      • H.I McDunnough

        I agree. My jaw dropped several times during the movie and I can’t wait to go back and see those certain scenes again now that I know they’re coming. The “Knightmare” scene was like one gigantic DC Easter egg and you could tell (at least in the theater I watched it in) from the reactions who the actual fans were as opposed to the people that have never heard of any DC villains aside from Joker and Mr.Freeze. I think that’s why the certain critics hated it. They don’t get the references. They don’t understand the scope of what’s coming and how awesome it’ll be. I think that’s why Marvel only teased certain characters (Thanos) after the credits. They didn’t want to confuse the masses. I’ve had a few hours to dwell on it, and now that the hype has worn off I’m thinking DC nailed it.

    • Hinscher

      See I found Lex to be very cold and calculating. He was like behind everything going on.

      Spoilers:
      Lois spends the whole movie investigating who framed Superman for the African slaughter. This ends up being Lex. Bruce is trying to find who is shipping in Kryptonite. This ends up being Lex. Lex tricks a guy who lost his legs into bringing a bomb into court and killing everyone there while superman stands there. He even taunts the senator with his piss in a jar before she dies. Then he learns all about the universe from the ship and has it create a banned kryptonian weapon of Doomsday. He finds out who Superman is and kidnaps his mom and shows very horror like photos of her to superman forcing him to fight batman knowing that Batman has kryptonite to kill superman. He casually tosses Lois off a building assuming superman will save her.
      I saw nothing that Jesse did wrong except apparently he was not a bald stoic man.

  • jollybrah

    I’m really interested to see how the box office turns out for BvS over the weekend. I personally really liked the film, even loved it but I can definitely see why people hate it. I think the critics word will have a big impact on the second weekend box office for it though.

  • unpaidpundit

    In terms of quality, “Batman v. Superman” is on a: par with “Captain America: Winter Soldier,” which is one of Marvel’s best films. I would actually give the edge to “BvS” because the plot of this film meshes a bit more smoothly.

    Spoiler Alert!

    Many of the critics seem to be flummoxed by Batman’s visions in the film. Even a casual DC fan (I’ve always been more of a Marvel guy.) will recognize that Batman is seeing a world that has been invaded by the Justice League’s archenemy, Darkseid. These visions appear to be sent to Bruce Wayne from the future or another dimension by the superhero, Vibe. This premonition may have been easier to understand if it had been communicated from an Amazonian oracle to Wonder Woman, but that would have lengthened the film and increased the budget.

    • JMMagwood

      It’s definitely The Flash. Good on ya for not playing the partisan game. It’s gotten sadly rare to see those who can like product from both companies.

      I agree with you, like “Winter Soldier,” if you pay attention, you’ll find a brilliant story, seamlessly woven together. They’re both very smart movies by genre standards, but like many have said “BvS” has an operatic, epic quality that few movies of this type have.

  • ghost race Killa

    Just saw bvs last night excellent can’t wait for this University kickoff DC is doing it right batfleck on top Lexus great too and I can’t wait to see what they got cooking for cyboard

  • ghost race Killa

    Best DC movie yet

    • Carl

      Better than Batman Begins and The Dark Knight… lol

      • Chris Johnson

        If he or she enjoyed the movie more than they did the films you mentioned, why do you have a problem with that? You value your opinion so much, allow others to do the same.

        • Carl

          Sorry it just sounds like a ridiculous comment. I would never say that X-Men 3 is the best FOX marvel movie, that Thor 2 is the best Marvel movie or that Spiderman 3 is the best Spiderman movie. Those are all ridiculous statements.

          I’m more excited to see BvS now because there is a controversy to discuss. lol

          • Hinscher

            So you haven’t seen it yet, yet your LOL’ing?
            BTW never got the love for Begins. Found it boring. Also it ruined Ras.

          • Carl

            Because based on the reviews, there is no way it’s the best DC movie. It would need to be loved by critics and the audience.

          • xxjinzaxx

            “…based on the reviews”
            if you followed that, you wouldn’t be flag waving an avatar picture of the SEGA Saturn. Do you understand the thing about opinions now?

          • Carl

            Not based on your analogy. I’m not saying the Sega Saturn is the best console ever, I just like it.

          • xxjinzaxx

            Exactly. You have learned. Let people like what they like. You don’t need to defend the SEGA Saturn. You just like it.

            That’s the point. Like it or not, you have learned today.

          • Carl

            No, considering I already knew that.

            “Best DC movie yet” is not stated as an opinion, therefore I can say that it is false. If he said “I think it is the best DC movie yet” then I could not prove his opinion is false because that is what he thinks, I could only attempt to refute it.

            Now maybe you’ve learned something. 😉

          • xxjinzaxx

            I’ve learned that you think highly of your opinion. That’s it. Live and let live.

          • Carl

            Well, I am confident about my beliefs. I’m about to form my opinion of BvS at 1:30 today.

          • JMMagwood

            What a ridiculous statement. Are you ten?

          • Carl

            3 times that and you must be a teen if you think that. You’ll learn when you grow up. 😉

          • JMMagwood

            Seriously, I know you’re trolling, but you make a lot of silly statements for a person claiming to be 30. If true, I almost feel sorry for you.

          • Carl

            I don’t feel sorry for you because I know that when you’re older you’ll realize how naive you were.

  • Hinscher

    Saw it, thought was great. Feel like it a movie that gets better over time and watches. Man is the first 2 hours a lot to chew on. It is not a simple popcorn flick. You can not turn your brain off. Thinking back on the movie there are so many scenes that I didn’t appreciate at the time until later when the mystery was unfolding.

    BTW the trailers and funny when compared to the movie. The trailers make it seem like Superman is the enemy and Batman the hero, when in fact the actual movie Batman is actual kind of a villain. Basically until they shake hands (so to speak) Batman is a co-villain with Luther.

    It really was a Man of Steel sequel. The whole movie was about Superman. Then you had the two villains Batman and Lex. One comes over to the good side by the end, the other obviously not.

  • Carl

    “Should Batman v Superman follow the same Friday-Sunday performance as Age of Ultron it would result in an $84.7 million Friday, dropping to around $56.7 million on Saturday and $50.5 million on Sunday for a $191.9 million opening. If it follows the Dark Knight Rises path it would mean a $68.4 million Friday, $40.6m Saturday and $36.3m Sunday for a $145.4 million opening. A good bet would be to expect something in the middle, which would put a good target estimate right now around $166.2 million.”

    So based on Thursday numbers BvS could be somewhere between $166 – $191 million for its opening weekend. If it’s on the low end, that will probably be due to poor reviews. Of course the next week drop off will be telling as well.

    http://www.boxofficemojo.com/news/?id=4170&p=.htm

    • Hinscher

      Curious how it does globally.
      But to those to are saying this may have ruined DCEU, I laugh.
      Not one person lost interest in Suicide Squad, if anything they are more excited for it.
      Then take Wonder Woman. This movie turned that movie into a “I hope its good” to a must watch for everyone. If this movie did anything, it probably doubled Wonder Womans opening weekend.

  • Chris Johnson

    I can’t wait to the see the film again! I had it on my mind all night. I really enjoyed it.

    • Hinscher

      Same.

  • Jean Luc Dickhard

    Frank Grillo was right

  • Jean Luc Dickhard

    # Frank Grillo was right