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Matt McGloin

Batman Vs. Superman Predicted To Flop By Computer Scientists


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Following all the rumors about WB being worried about Batman Vs. Superman, now further bad news comes in the form of computers scientists stating the movie has a chance to flop as as it only has a 32% chance to make a profit.

According to the Daily Mail, computer scientists have developed software that is able to analyze a movie's success using data from more than 2,500 movies released in the U.S. between 2000 and 2010.

It's said the AI "looks at factors such as the cast, the director, genre, plot and the time of year it was released to produce predictions about how a movie will do at the box office."

Batman Vs. Superman comes in at 32%, with others listed including the Duncan Jones Warcraft movie at 39%, and Zootopia at 55%.

It probably should be noted the software has yet to prove itself. Possibly if it has predicted Deadpool's surprise success, it may have been considered worthwhile, but it conveniently gets released a week after Deadpool's premiere.

Factors said to be included in the algorithm are a director's relationship with the cast, and if they had a previous successful movie together, were said to be the highest factor as more than likely the next movie would be a success; annual profit percentage of the genre itself; a winter release, and it's said the number of tickets sold may not factor into a movie's success as the movie may need more of an investment.


"Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" has a March 25, 2016 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. Justice League is to follow directed by Zack Snyder as well.


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.