Batman v Superman breaks records with a big opening weekend

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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice had one of the biggest opening weekends ever, earning an estimated $424.1 million worldwide.

DC’s powerhouse film raked in $170.1 million in North America (breaking The Hunger Games‘ $152.5 million opening weekend record). Overseas, BvS grossed another $254 million, with $57.3 million in China alone.

It’s clear audiences were not scared away by BvS‘ negative response from critics, Zack Snyder’s film now holds the biggest opening ever for DC Comics, nudging over Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Rises ($160.9 million) for the top spot. Marvel is still the comicbook movie king of North America, though, The Avengers ($207.4 million), Avengers: Age of Ultron ($191.3 million) and Iron Man 3 ($174.1 million) still sit as the Top 3 superhero movie openings.

BvS‘ global $423.1 million numbers are more impressive, coming in as the fourth highest grossing weekend of all time , reaching the top 5 with the likes of Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Jurassic World.

Industry experts believe DC’s blockbuster needs to pull in at least $1 billion to make a considerable profit (the movie cost an estimated $800 million make and market), lets see if Bats and Supes can bring it home for DC.

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About Nicholas Olsen

Nicholas Olsen is a journalist operating out of Toronto, Ontario. He has held a passion for movies ever since his father showed him Pulp Fiction back in the late 90s. Since then he's been devouring films whenever he can, using his background in writing to appreciate the arts on a critical level.

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