Written by Staff Writer
29 Mar, 2016 | 4:13 pm
The final box office figures have come in for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and they are slightly below the estimates.
According to Warner Bros. Pictures the movie directed by Zack Snyder earned $166.1 million this weekend from 4,242 domestic theaters, which was a bit below the estimated $170.1 million whereas it’s still the best pre-summer opening, surpassing The Hunger Games‘ $152.5 million from March 2012.
While it’s no longer the largest domestic opening for Warner Bros. ever Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is the widest release pre-May, the largest Easter opening (previous record was Furious 7‘s $147.2 million from 2015), the largest opening for a DC film (previous record was The Dark Knight Rises‘ $160.9 million from 2012), and the biggest March opening ever (previous record was The Hunger Games‘ $152.5 million).
Dawn of Justice marks the seventh-highest domestic opening ever, trailing Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2‘s $169.2 million in sixth place as it dominated the international market earned a spectacular $254 million over the weekend on an unprecedented 40,000+ screens in 66 markets. Combined with the $166.1 million from North American theaters, the worldwide total is now already up to $420.1 million!
Internationally, Batman v Superman marks the biggest superhero opening weekend of all time, the all-time biggest March opening, Warner Bros. Pictures‘ biggest opening of all-time in China, and Warner Bros.’ second-biggest international opening of all time (behind Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2).
In China alone, Batman v Superman grossed an estimated $57.3 million from approximately 16,000 screens. The film also opened big in the UK with an estimated $21.9 million from 1,701 screens, in Brazil with $12.2 million from 1,330 theaters, in Korea with $10.5 million from 1,696 screens, and in Australia with $10 million from 535 screens.
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