By: Adam Basciano
I’ve already seen Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice twice. So, I’m doing my part to contribute to its box office. I’m not alone, as the rest of the world came out in droves as well, to see the World’s Finest superheroes share the screen for the first time ever. In North America, a “$170.1M haul marks a studio best for Warner Bros., taking out Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2‘s $169.1M .” The good news doesn’t stop there. ” BvS easily owns the following records: best pre-summer and March openings, beating The Hunger Games’ $152.5M, and best Easter opening, kicking aside Furious 7’s $147.2M. BvS has also beaten up The Dark Knight Rises ($160.9M), and The Dark Knight’s first frames ($158.4M) to become the best debut for a DC Comics big screen adaptation.” The cash flow didn’t stop, as Batman and Superman showcased their popularity and appeal across the globe. “The superheroes captured $254M on 40K screens in 66 markets. The worldwide total is $424.1M; that’s good for 4th place all-time global opener.” More importantly it ranks #1 all time in terms of worldwide superhero film openings. Audiences polled gave the film a “B CinemaScore — of which there were 22% under-18-year olds who loved it with an A- and 40% under-25ers who gave it a B+.” As of this writing, “advance ticket sales firms are reporting that BvS is already generating 30% more repeat business than is typical, and late night shows are bigger than even Warner Bros. calculated.” So if you haven’t seen Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice yet….GO…NOW! The next film in the DC Extended Universe is Suicide Squad, set for release on August 5th.
(Source: Deadline Hollywood)