Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Rules the Box Office Worldwide
While people were divided, they still packed the box office sending Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice into first place with an estimated $424.1 million worldwide opening. The film set a domestic March opening weekend record as well as setting the record for largest opening ever for Warner Bros.
Domestically, the film earned an estimated $170.1 million which beat the previous record holder by about $18 million. The film also has the largest Easter opening as well as the largest opening for a DC Comics property. While the film has a 29% rating on Rotten Tomatoes from critics, the audience score has it at 73%, a clear split between critics and fans. The film also received a “B” CinemaScore. All that together creates a very unknown next weekend, but without major competition, the film should stay in first.
The film earned $254 million internationally which is the fifth largest international opening and its worldwide opening is the fourth largest of all-time. The film also has the fourth largest opening weekend for a comic book adaptation, only $4 million shy of third.
In other film news, Zootopia dropped to second adding $23.1 million to bring its domestic total to $240.5 million and worldwide to $696.7 million.
My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 opened this weekend as well earning $18.1 million to come in third.
In other “comic” related films, Deadpool is now in seventh adding $5 million to its domestic total bringing it to $349.5 million domestically and $746 million worldwide. Star Wars: The Force Awakens is also still in theaters adding $805,000 to bring its domestic total to $933.7 million and worldwide to $2.06 billion.