1st BvS Box Office Tracking Numbers/Predictions Posted by: Bill "Jett" Ramey (Follow @BATMANONFILM)
Date: February 1, 2016
BOXOFFICE.COM is predicting that BATMAN v SUPERMAN will have an opening weekend of $154 million; more than MAN OF STEEL's $116 million opening in 2013, but behind THE DARK KNIGHT (2007) and THE DARK KNIGHT RISES (2012) at $158 million and $160 million, respectively.
The site also predicts that BvS will end up at $380 million domestically. Again, much less than THE DARK KNIGHT and THE DARK KNIGHT RISES ($534 million and $448 million, respectively), but much more than MAN OF STEEL at $291 million.
Of the things BvS has going against it, the site says, "The decision to relaunch Batman so soon after THE DARK KNIGHT RISES does have a level of risk to it, especially given how highly THE DARK KNIGHT TRILOGY is regarded among moviegoers." This is something I tend to agree.
On the other hand, one of the positives listed were that "Early Twitter activity...has been healthy" and "...adding both Batman and Wonder Woman into the DC Universe mix should help lead to a healthy increase over the performance of MAN OF STEEL."
What do you all think? Would a $380 million domestic box office be considered a disappointment? Also will a rebooted Batman on film, so soon after THE DARK KNIGHT TRILOGY, have a negative affect on the average Joe moviegoer? Post your thoughts in the comments section below.
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Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante 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. Directed by Zack Snyder, the film stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Jeremy Irons, Holly Hunter and Gal Gadot. Snyder directed from a screenplay written by Chris Terrio and David S. Goyer, based on characters from DC Comics, including Batman, created by Bob Kane, and Superman, created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. The film is produced by Charles Roven and Deborah Snyder, with Wesley Coller, Geoff Johns and David S. Goyer serving as executive producers. Warner Bros. Pictures presents, an Atlas Entertainment/Cruel and Unusual production, a Zack Snyder film, “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.” The film opens nationwide in 3D and 2D and in select IMAX theaters on March 25, 2016, and will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.