Batman Vs. Superman Approaching $800 Million
Batman Vs. Superman currently has a $783,485,542 worldwide gross: $296,685,54 in the U.S., with $486,800,000 internationally.
Following a slow week that saw Batman Vs. Superman actually perform less than Man of Steel and Ant-Man, this weekend saw things pick up a bit as Batman Vs. Superman netted around $23.3 million domestically.
It's estimated that Batman Vs. Superman may come in at #2 this weekend, falling to Melissa McCarthy's The Boss, but the difference is marginal at best, possibly as little as $45,000. Full numbers will be known Monday.
Regarding why Batman Vs. Superman has been taking heat, while $800 million may sound like a large number, when Batman vs. Superman's total budget is accounted for, it's rather low.
It's probably a safe bet to state WB expected Batman Vs. Superman to hit a billion - especially with adding Batman into the movie - as Nolan's two previous Batman movies scored over a billion. If anything, it goes to show a good story and writing goes along way rather than simply adding in something people consider "cool."
"Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" is directed by Zack Snyder release starring Ben Affleck as Batman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Jeremy Irons as Alfred, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Ray Fisher as Cyborg with Callan Mulvey, Holly Hunter as Senator Finch and Tao Okamoto as Mercy Graves.
Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before.