Batman Vs. Superman Scores Best Monday & Tuesday March Screenings; Passes 500 Million
Though Forbes is trying to spin it as if this coming weekend will be the kryptonite to Zack Snyder's Batman Vs. Superman, so far there is no stopping the Dawn of Justice.
Monday saw Batman Vs. Superman net around $15 million domestically, with Tuesday bringing in another $12.2 million.
The Tuesday numbers also see Batman Vs. Superman outperforming comic book movie heavyweights (for a Tuesday) such as: Spider-Man 2 ($12M), Guardians Of The Galaxy ($11.9M), Iron Man 3 ($11.3M) and even Deadpool ($11.56M).
Batman Vs. Superman is also nearing the $200 million mark in the U.S. as it currently sits at $193.27 million and is close to $500 million worldwide.
Deadline notes analysts are revising their Batman Vs. Superman estimates for this weekend as "word of mouth is overcoming any poisonous reviews."
Update: The latest numbers released by WB have Batman VS. Superman at a worldwide gross of $501.9 million.
“These incredible numbers are building momentum for not only this movie but for the upcoming slate of DC superhero films," Veronika Kwan Vandenberg, Warners’ president of Worldwide Distribution, offered in a released statement.
"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.
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.