Batman v Superman worldwide box office passes $500 million
Warner Bros. Pictures‘ Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice earned $12.2 million domestically on Tuesday, which tops The Hunger Games‘ previous best Tuesday in March record of $10.3 million from 2012. The domestic total for the Zack Snyder-directed film is now up to $193.3 million after five days and it will cross the $200 million mark today. Overseas, Batman v Superman added $32.9 million on Tuesday to take its international total to $308.6 million and its worldwide total of $501.9 million.
“We’re so proud that ‘Batman v Superman’ has become the must-see event film of the season for fans the world over,” Veronika Kwan Vandenberg, President of Worldwide Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures stated. “These incredible numbers are building momentum for not only this movie, but for the upcoming slate of DC Super Hero films.”
The film earned $166.1 million this weekend from 4,242 domestic theaters, which marked the best pre-summer opening, surpassing The Hunger Games‘ $152.5 million. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was also 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). Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice marked the seventh-highest domestic opening ever, trailing Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2‘s $169.2 million in sixth place.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice earned $254 million over the weekend internationally on an unprecedented 40,000+ screens in 66 markets. Combined with the $166.1 million from North American theaters, the worldwide total reached $420.1 million through Sunday. Overseas, the film marked the biggest superhero opening weekend of all time, the all-time biggest March opening, the studio’s 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).
The film stars Henry Cavill as Clark Kent/Superman, Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne/Batman, Gal Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman, with Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane returning from Man of Steel, joined by Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons as Alfred, Holly Hunter as Senator Finch, as well as Scoot McNairy, Callan Mulvey and Tao Okamoto.
In Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante, fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before.