Batman Vs. Superman Scores Record UK Opening For A Comic Book Movie
Not only is Batman Vs. Superman kicking butt stateside, but it's learned the "Dawn of Justice" is clobbering competition across the pond.
Batman Vs. Superman now has the biggest ever opening three-day weekend for a comic book movie at UK cinemas.
The UK's Guardian has the numbers (which I've exchanged to U.S. dollars):
Batman Vs. Superman opened to $21 million for its three-day weekend; with Easter Monday added in, the film opened to a four-day total of $25.7 million.
The numbers pass Man of Steel and Nolan's Batman movies.
Regarding the Marvel movies, it's noted ignoring the Thursday night preview, Batman Vs. Superman performed better than The Avengers and Age Of Ultron (when preview days are added in, it's a difference of 4 million dollars or so).
The article does note if the negative critic reviews have any effect on ticket sales, that Batman Vs. Superman in the UK can expect a "relatively rapid burnout"; however to date, the reviews seem to be having no effect as Batman Vs. Superman recently took the top Monday and Tuesday gross for March in the U.S. and has passed $500 million worldwide in five days.
"Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" is directed by Zack Snyder 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.