Though the film recently saw a 69 percent decline from its first weekend to the second, as of Tuesday’s closing numbers, Batman v Superman has passed $700M in earnings worldwide. According to Variety, via Warner Bros., Zach Snyder’s latest raked in $14.3M this Monday which brings its international total to $698M.
With $263.7M earned domestically and an additional $434 overseas, the studio estimates its Tuesday totals will see the film hit the $700M mark. Because last weekend saw the superhero flick hit a 69 percent decrease from its first weekend earnings of $166M to a $51.3M drop, the movie is estimated to earn roughly $25M in the US in its third weekend. Though it will, presumably, remain number one at the box office for the third consecutive week.
Because Batman v Superman seems to be loosing its footing, its being suggested the film won’t hit the $1 billion global mark it was initially expected to snag. Although poor critical scores failed to have a negative effect on the film’s record-breaking opening weekend, they and word of mouth seem to have allayed the casual movie-going audience from giving the film legs it critics assumed it would fail to maintain.
These are still impressive numbers and because Warner Bros. more than earned back the $250M put into the film, it’s safe to assume they are at least pleased with the commercial outcome.
Batman v Superman is in theaters now and Suicide Squad, the next film to hit the DCEU, arrives in theaters this summer on August 5.
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