Hey, Ben Affleck…cheer up. Critics might have slammed Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, but it’s obvious most fans didn’t care. Early predictions from the experts had this film bringing home around $120 million in its domestic debut. The most generous estimates had it reaching the $140 million mark.
Well, the numbers are now in and we can report that Batman V Superman opened with a huge $170.1 million total. And while that doesn’t beat the $207.4 million total in the United States by The Avengers, Warner Bros. did beat Marvel in the worldwide battle.
Batman V Superman had the biggest opening weekend ever for a superhero film. It earned $424 million worldwide, easily beating The Avengers’ $392.5 million worldwide total.
Not only is it the best opening for a superhero film, it’s also a studio best for Warner Bros. In addition to those impressive records, it now owns the records for best pre-summer debut and best Easter weekend opening.
This is a huge victory for Warner Bros., Affleck, Zack Snyder, and everyone else who worked their butts off on this movie.
We have to imagine Ben is feeling better now. It hurt our hearts to see him looking so depressed during this interview…