Sunday, May 19, 2024

“Batman vs. Superman” Can’t Be Too Bad: Box Office Hit Will Cross $200 Mil Line Today


Everyone likes to be down on “Batman vs. Superman.” But it can’t be so bad. Tonight, the Warner Bros. hit will cross the $200 million line. That’s six days, ladies and gents.

Yesterday “BvS” set a March record for Tuesdays, with $12 million. On Monday, Batfleck and Cavman did over $15 million.

Just two days ago, all the box office gurus were saying the movie had slowed down, would start to tank, etc. Guess not.

Abroad, “BvS” is close to $300 million. So that’s around $500,000,000 in less than a week. That vaunted target of $800 million doesn’t seem so unreasonable now, does it? Stick around.

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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