Following an impressive debut in a number of markets, Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice opened with $21.2 million in China for a current worldwide total of $65 million. Meanwhile, the movie is now on course to earn somewhere between $165 million and $180 million at the North American box office on its first weekend, which is definitely a win for the studio, despite the movie’s critical response. What do you guys think? Sound-off your thoughts in the comment section.
While the studio might have been a bit worried when those reviews started hitting, Warner Bros. might be breathing a sigh of relief at the moment as Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice just smacked the hell out of the Thursday night box office. The film brought in big numbers for the studio with $27.7M last night, making it the seventh biggest Thursday night preview. This numbers puts it just above Avengers: Age Of Ultron ($27.6M) as well as topping Avengers ($18.7M), Iron Man 3 ($15.6M) & The Dark Knight ($18.5M).This number also takes a record away from Furious 7 and makes Batman v Superman the best pre-Easter preview.
Regardless of bad reviews from critics, projections continue to keep the film around $160M+ domestically for the weekend. Additionally, the film opened in 38 additional smaller markets on Thursday, bringing in $33.1 million from approximately 19,700 screens. This number combined with the $7M we originally reported brings it’s two day international cume to $44M. We’ll have to wait and see if fans continue to head out to the theater to check out the superhero smackdown and if it will have legs. Let us know what you think in the comments section below.