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Batman v Superman Holds on to First. Passes Man of Steel, Thor: The Dark World, Iron Man 2, Iron Man

batman-vs-superman-posterWhile the haters hate, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice held on to first place bringing in an estimated $52.39 million domestically and another $85 million internationally. That domestic total is a drop of 68.4% from the previous week, on the extreme end of predictions. While some are claiming evidence of failure, it’s not unexpected or the worst second week drop. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 dropped 72% and the three Twilight films dropped 69-70%.

Batman v Superman has now earned $261.5 million domestically and $421.4 million in foreign markets for a total of $682.9 million. When it comes to comic adaptations, the film now sits at 15th domestically when it comes to earnings for comic book adaptations. When it comes to worldwide earnings the film has passed Man of Steel which topped out at $668 million. Its also passed a slew of other recent comic films such as Thor: The Dark World ($644.6 million), Iron Man 2 ($623.9 million), Iron Man ($585.2 million), Captain America: The First Avenger ($370.6 million), and will likely pass the well received Captain America: The Winter Soldier ($714.4 million) next week.

With a budget of $250 million (double that for marketing), the film should be profitable, though maybe not by a lot. The other question is if it’ll cross the $1 billion mark. There is some competition next week, but a chance for the film to three-peat and remain in first.

In other film news there were a bunch of debuts including God’s Not Dead 2 opened in fourth with $8.1 million; Meet the Blacks was #8 with $4.1 million; Everybody Wants Some!! was #19 with $323,000; Chongqing Hot Pot at #24; the controversial Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe at #43; The Dark Horse at #44; and Standing Tall at #45.

Deadpool was #10 and added $3.5 million to its domestic total. and its total is now $754.45 million. The film is now the top “X” film domestically, worldwide, and even domestically adjusted for ticket inflation. It is the second highest grossing R-rated film domestically.

Finally, even with the film being released digitally, Star Wars: The Force Awakens was #14 adding $724,000 to its total domestically. The film is solidly in third for all time earnings with a total of $2.063 billion. The film still has over $120 million between itself and second place.

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