According to the box office, the polarizing reviews from critics and fans did nothing to thwart the film’s massive success. Launching in 66 major markets overseas this weekend, Zach Snyder’s latest raked in a whopping $254M overseas, including in China where it grossed approximately $57.3M, making it the largest opening ever for a Warner Bros. release in that market.

These meteoric numbers have made Batman v Superman the biggest global debut of any superhero film to date. It’s also the biggest domestic opening for WB at $170.1 million in North America, taking over Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2’s $169.1M domestic debut. However, the battle between the capes and the wizards doesn’t stop there. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 debuted at a stunning $483.2M, making it the studio’s largest global opening. Batman v Superman is now the studio’s second largest global opening at the aforementioned $424.1M mark. Still very impressive.

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In other record breaking news: previously held by The Hunger Games at $152.2M in 2012, Batman v Superman has now overtaken the biggest box office March release in history. These stats also net the film the largest opening for a film so far in 2016. Additionally, its impressive $424.1M opening has made the superhero-action film the fourth largest worldwide opening ever; so far, it’s conquered Avengers’ $392.5M and Furious 7’s incredible $397.7M

Not too shabby for a movie with a lower Rotten Tomatoes score than Joel Schumacher’s Batman Forever.


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