After a disappointing, 69.1% drop in its second weekend, Batman v Superman’s domestic box office took another hit this weekend losing the first place with a 54.3% drop. The superhero film racked in an estimated $23, 435, 000 falling just short of The Boss’ $estimated 23, 480, 000.
Even though these numbers may be disappointing for Warners, they have officially pushed Batman v Superman passed Man of Steel’s total of $291 045 518. And while the domestic numbers may be underwhelming, the film’s foreign performance is pushing it to the top of the Superhero genre.
As of this weekend, the film has made $783 485 542 worldwide surpassing the total of smash successes like Fox’ recent Deadpool ($755 million), and Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy ($773 million). Though, the film is still far away from the worldwide total of Marvel’s Iron Man 3 ($1.2 billion).
Iron Man 3 ended its third weekend with $35 million pushing it to a 17-day total of $337 million. Considering Iron Man 3 finished its run with $409 million, we should not expect Batman v Superman to cross the $400 million mark. After its third weekend, Iron Man 3 was able to make an extra $72 million. Batman v Superman has roughly performed at 87% of what Iron Man 3 was able to do. It is hard to say but considering these numbers, Batman v Superman may struggle to hit the $350 million mark. Whether over or under, the film with surely finish close to that number.
At this rate, the film will pass Sony’s Spider-Man ($821 million) and Spider-Man 2 ($783.5 million) but could struggle to top the $890 million worldwide total of Spider-Man 3.
It seems that Warner Brothers have yet to create a billion dollar franchise with their DC extended universe. It has been reported that the film needs to make $800 million to be profitable, which is undoubtedly achievable but Warner Brothers certainly wanted a film starring the two greatest icons of American culture to more than just “profitable”.