‘Batman v Superman’ Takes Off With $7 Million at International Box Office

Batman v Superman Dawn of Justice
Courtesy of Warner Bros.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” has opened strongly, taking flight with $7 million on roughly 5,900 international screens on Wednesday.

Warner Bros. reported that Spain saw the best results with a 62% share of the top five films, with $1.8 million from 702 screens, ranking as the biggest opening in 2016, ahead of “Deadpool.”

France came in second, grossing $1.7 million with 196,000 admissions on 822 screens for 65% of the gross from the top five films.

Italy pulled in $1.1 million on 768 screens, capturing 66% of the gross from the top five films.

Sweden drew $428,000 on 210 screens and for what’s become the biggest March opening of all time. The film’s debut in Norway marked the top launch of 2016 with $501,000 on 190 screens, while in Finland the film earned $120,000 on 120 screens.

Despite the effect on the overall market of the terrorist attacks and closures of several cinemas, Belgium opened to “very good” results with $191,000 on 150 screens.

Germany, Russia, Brazil, Mexico and Australia open on Thursday. The film launches in the U.S. on Thursday night.

Forecasts have pegged a worldwide weekend opening of at least $300 million.

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  2. loco73 says:

    Well these are preliminary figures. The real numbers won’t start coming until the movie is released, widely, in regular rotation on Friday. And since this is a long-weekend, especially in the US and Canada, we won’t get a real sense of the box office tally, I would say until sometime on Tuesday. The staying power of the movie will also be demonstrated next weekend…

    In regards to quality…well that’s w whole other matter…

  3. Mike Hammoud says:

    Just came back from 6pm showing. From the reviews I expected a disaster. I found myself really enjoying it. However, while I do understand the negative reviews, I don’t agree with them. This movie is for comic book fans, specifically DC fans. Snyder failed to make a superhero film for the masses. He did succeed in making a great comic book movies for comic book fans.

  4. Jacques Strappe says:

    Okay, here comes the first of tons of bat shit hype from WB: the highest grossing film debut ever on this planet on this date for a movie with Batman and Superman in it. OMG! OMG! I;m losing consciousness.

  5. James says:

    7 million dollars on almost 6000 screens in one night doesn’t seem like it’s “taking off” and doesn’t seem strong.

    • Compared to Force Awakens

      Sweden – $574,000 (Thursday)
      Italy – $2.2 million (Thursday)
      France – $2.41 million (Thursday)
      Spain – $700,000 (Thursday)
      Norway – $222,000 (Thursday)
      Finland: $1.1 million (Thursday)
      Belgium: $250,000 (Thursday)
      Total: $7.434 million
      Source: BoxOfficeMojo

      So you tell me….

  6. BobM says:

    As one commenter has said, ‘Maybe I’m overthinking this but; Superman can walk right up to Batman and clock his axx dead right on the spot…or maybe boil him in his boots with x-ray vision,where’s the movie?’

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