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‘Batman v Superman’ Speeds to $137 Million at International Box Office

Update, 10:30 a.m. PST: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” is racking up international box office grosses at supersonic speeds, adding $89 million to its overseas cume on Friday.

The Warner Bros. release has now tallied more than $137 million from 65 foreign markets across more than 30,000 screens. Friday saw the addition of 17 more markets, including China, the U.K. and Japan.

In China, the superhero epic pulled in $20 million on Friday and an additional $22 million on Saturday, notching a new record for the studio’s biggest launch in the territory. U.K. viewers generated $9 million on Friday, the territory’s biggest opening day of 2016 so far. India also set a new WB record with $2.5 million, the studio’s biggest opening day in the country.

Japan saw an impressive opening of $1.2 million on 718 screens, surpassing openings for both “Man of Steel” and “Dark Knight Rises.”

Mexico brought in another $4.3 million from 3,800 screens Friday (battling a national soccer game for audience attention), bringing the country’s cume to $9.6 million.

“Batman v Superman” is dominating the stateside box office as well, having picked up $82 million on its opening day. This brings the worldwide cumulative gross past $200 million. The film should end the weekend with a U.S. total around $170 million, despite less-than-stellar reviews. Some of the film’s actors are taking the film’s negative critical reception better than others.

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