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‘Batman v Superman’ Hits $65 Million Internationally in Early Showings

UPDATE, 12:53 p.m. PDT – Warner Bros.’ “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” has hit an impressive $65.2 million at 19,700 screens in 39 territories in its first launches in international markets.

Early estimates from China showed an opening $21.2 million, setting a new Warner Bros. record and dominating with a 75% market share.

“Batman v Superman” opened in Mexico on Thursday with $5.8 million at 3,800 screens, which includes record-breaking midnight shows, for an 88% share of the top five films. It’s the biggest opening day for a Warner Bros. title and the second-biggest of all time.

Brazil also set a Warner Bros. record for best opening day with $3.5 million at 1,331 screens with previews, accounting for 73% of the top five films.

Germany debuted with $2.8 million on 1,015 screens for the biggest opening of 2016 and top opening ever for a superhero film in the market.

Australia generated a $2.5 million launch day from 594 screens with over 70% of the top five films. The number topped the closest title, “My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2,” by over 500%.

Russia opened with $1.9 million on roughly 2,000 screens, followed by $1.7 million in South Korea on 1,613 screens, capturing 80% of the top five market share.

The UAE grossed $1.1 million on 112 screens (with previews), ranking as the biggest Warner Bros. opening day ever. Four other markets grossed the top Warners opening of all time: Hong Kong ($1.1 million), Singapore ($855,000) Malaysia ($804,000) and Thailand ($740,000).

Spain reeled in $1.1 million in its second day from 702 screens to lift that total to $2.9 million. France’s second day totaled $953,000 from 822 screens for a $2.7 million haul.

The superhero match-up stars Henry Cavill as Superman and Ben Affleck as Batman. The film carries a whopping $250 million price tag.

Along with the U.S., Friday will see “Batman v Superman” launch in the U.K., Japan and China. Forecasters have pegged opening weekends of $150 million for the U.S. and another $150 million internationally.

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