Monday, April 15, 2024

Box Office Boffo: “Batman vs. Superman” Has $82 Mil Friday, Heading to March Record


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Despite poor reviews from buzz kill critics, “Batman vs. Superman” is a hit. Friday’s box office looks like it was around $82.1 million, earning the film the 4th spot in all time opening nights.

The weekend take should be around $160 million or more. That’s a huge hit by any accounting. Zack Snyder’s ultimate DC comic book movie will easily set up a series of films to come.

The 6th or 7th place all time opening weekend spot ironically puts “BvS” right between “The Dark Knight” and “The Dark Knight Returns,” the two most loved Batman movies. Snyder’s “Man of Steel” Superman movie is only at number 22 on the list, so this finish is pretty pretty good.

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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