Box Office: ‘Batman v Superman’ Hits $530 Million Globally

Batman v Superman Dawn of Justice
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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” continued to dominate the global box office on Wednesday, picking up $28 million worldwide.

The superhero match-up’s total stands at $530.4 million. Domestically, it earned $8.1 million, pushing the Stateside haul past $200 million after six days of release. In China, “Batman v Superman” has earned $69.4 million since opening last weekend.

The numbers are impressive, but Warner Bros. needs the film to be a juggernaut. The studio invested $250 million to produce the film with the hopes that it would inspire an inter-connected series of comic-book films to rival those made by Marvel. “Batman v Superman” is intended to lead into two Justice League films, a super-team that is DC Comics’ answer to the Avengers, and there are a number of standalone films centered on the likes of Wonder Woman and the Flash that are slated to hit theaters in the coming years.

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Reviews for “Batman v Superman” have been harsh, with critics faulting the film for being over-stuffed. Audiences have been gentler, handing the film a B CinemaScore. Despite the reviews, “Batman v Superman” is expected to easily top the box office this weekend, pulling in roughly $66 million.

Zack Snyder directs “Batman v Superman,” with Ben Affleck taking on the Dark Knight and Henry Cavill reprising the role of the Man of Steel.

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  1. geo says:

    Variety: Daily Batman Versus Superman article – check!

  2. Lance says:

    Ouch! That’s a horrible drop. Word of mouth is definitely kicking in big time now.

  3. Jackson Whole Foods says:

    Poor Variety. The movie breaks $200+ Million in six days & they still cry over the reviews. Makes you guys look like total morons. Pity party for the media dolts.

  4. “The numbers are impressive, but it needs to be a juggernaut.”

    Did you just give a hearty “meh” to a half a billion dollar total in less than a week? Are you just THAT determined to be unimpressed by this movie?

  5. Just so you know, Justice League came before the Avengers, the more you know….

  6. jimmy says:

    BvS is a great movie long live DC. It will drop off only by 50% watch my words.

  7. With A&M added in, it still has to break over $800M in the box office to even close to breaking even. China only adds 25% to the bottom line, so the $57M made there so far is only $14M to WB and thus ($530 – $47) / 50% + (57M * 25%) = $256M theater rental fees generated. Subtract in the $150M they spent on A&M and they have a LONG way to go to get out of the red.

    • You’re not taking into account merchandising, cross branding (Doritos, Dr.Pepper etc.) They are already making profits (lots of them $$$) at the current box office numbers. Box office alone has more than covered production and marketing. It’s all gravy from here.

    • geo says:

      great analysis, I was thinking the same, they are still way in the red on this

    • Tyree says:

      Why is advertising and marketing all of a sudden factored in for batman vs superman? Nobody every factored that in for any other movies in order for them to be successful?

      • Personally I alway factor in A&M into BO results as that is how the studios also look at it as it is a business first and a movie production house second. The fact that they pushed at least $150M into worldwide marketing shows how big BvS needs to be for the WB/DC franchise to continue on the current course that they setup up 2/3 years ago. WB (Time Warner) is a public company and they did not bankroll BvS because they are fanboys, they are looking at the ROI on dollars and time spent otherwise they could have rolled the dice and just put that money into a hedge fund. As a fanboy of the overall comic book movie genre I look at all the factors to understand how the “business of movies” effects my theatrical show schedule, hahahahaha ;-)

    • Sherry S. says:

      Do you know how much they’ve already made on merchandise Mr. Bean Counter? Jerks like you are why America is in the tank.

  8. James says:

    Great. Let us know when it gets to 535 million, 540 million….and oh don’t hesitate to let us know when it gets to 546 million. Surely you have better things to do with your time.

  9. EricJ says:

    Brent? I was KIDDING when I said “Please tell us the Wednesday numbers, and make sure they’re global”. Honestly.
    I’d say “Don’t take everything so seriously,” but then, I’m talking to a Snyder fan, aren’t I?

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