By: Adam Basciano
In it’s second full weekend at the worldwide box office Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice remained #1 around the world. In North America, the film took in an additional $52.3 Million. That represents a 68.4% drop from last weekends opening. While that is slightly higher then the 60-65% decline typical of big budget films that have huge opening weekends, that’s not the biggest second weekend drop. With this weekends amount factored in, the film has taken in $261,457,793 on the home front. That total means that Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, the second film in the DC Extended Universe, has already eclipsed the domestic lifetime gross of such Marvel Cinematic Universe films including; “The Incredible Hulk”, “Captain America: The First Avenger”, “Ant-Man”, “Thor”, “Thor: The Dark World”, and “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.” In terms of other DC Comics films, the joining of the World’s Finest” has surpassed “Batman”, “Batman Returns”, “Batman Forever”, “Batman & Robin”, and “Batman Begins.” Thus, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is the third highest grossing Batman film, trailing only “The Dark Knight” and “The Dark Knight Rises.” On the Superman side of the ledger, this new entry has flown by all four entries of the Christopher Reeve iteration of the franchise, as well as its pseudo sequel “Superman Returns.” Only “Man of Steel”, the first entry into the DC Extended Universe remains ahead of it.
Internationally, the Bat of Gotham V the Son of Krypton battle scooped up another $85 Million for the Friday-Sunday period. Since it’s debut in foreign markets on March 23, the film has amassed $421,400,000. Added together with it’s domestic totals, the film has soared to a worldwide total of $682,857,793. This global amount means that in just 10 days, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has already eclipsed the final worldwide total gross of “Iron- Man 1 & 2”, “The Incredible Hulk”, “Thor”, “Captain America: The First Avenger”, “Thor: The Dark World”, and “Ant-Man.”
(Sources: Box Office Mojo, Variety)