Saturday, June 15, 2024

Bam! Pow! “Batman v Superman” Scores $27.7 Mil Thursday Night, Beats “Avengers”


Bam! Pow! “Batman vs. Superman” scored a huge $27.7 million Thursday night, beating “The Avengers” previous $27.6 million.

For DC Comics fans, that’s a nice rebuke to the Marvel fans who’ve lorded their endless kitschy movies over us for so long!

I really enjoyed Zack Snyder’s film. I think tonight will be a massive box office tilt for it, too. The Rotten Tomatoes critics really went all out to try and kill this film, but the fans have spoken. Ben Affleck made a very good Bruce Wayne, too, maybe my favorite since Michael Keaton. Henry Cavill turns out to be a terrific Superman if he has a story and some decent dialogue.

Stay tuned, Bat fans. Tomorrow morning we’ll know just how much “Batman vs. Superman” is set to launch a new DC universe.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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