BATMAN V SUPERMAN Opens Huge With $27.7 Million; On Pace For $150M+ Weekend

Despite fairly damning reviews, Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice has emerged a huge winner, barely edging out Avengers: Age Of Ultron for the seventh best preview night opening in history!

The numbers are in and as you would expect, Warner Bros.' Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice is off to a roaring start. The film opened to a monumental $27.7 million last night, setting the record for highest Thursday preview night opening for an Easter weekend and shattering the record previously held by Universal's Furious 7. Overall, it's the seventh highest preview night opening in history, barely edging out the $27.6 million preview night for Marvel's Avengers Age Of Ultron, but falling short of The Dark Knight Rises' $30.6 million midnight launch in 2012 and far behind the $57 million & $43.5 million Thursday nights for Star Wars: The Force Awakens & Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2, respectively.

Internationally, the film has earned an additional $33.1 million from 38 markets, bringing its global sum to over $44 million. 

The Zack Snyder-directed feature, which has earned an abundance of vitriol from critics, is now on pace for a $150-175 million domestic opening over the holiday weekend and over $300 million worldwide. It's unclear how much the critical disdain will affect the opening weekend numbers, but with fans responding fairly positively to the film, for right now, things are looking good for the DC Extended Universe launching pad and if the film continues on its current track, it should at least match, if not surpass, the $152.5 March domestic opening record held by Lionsgate's The Hunger Games

So, what did you guys think? And what'd you think of the film? Is it a one-time watch or will you be seeing it multiple times in the coming days? Sound off with your thoughts below!


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.


Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice will feature:
Director: Zack Snyder
Henry Cavill as Clark Kent/Superman
Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne/Batman
Amy Adams as Lois Lane
Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor
Gal Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman
Diane Lane as Martha Kent
Laurence Fishburne as Perry White
Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth
Holly Hunter as Senator Finch
Tao Okamoto as Mercy Graves
Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry/Aquaman
Ezra Miller as Barry Allen/The Flash
Ray Fisher as Victor Stone/Cyborg
Harry Lennix as General Swanwick
Christina Wren as Major Carrie Farris
Michael Shannon as General Zod
Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Thomas Wayne
Lauren Cohan as Martha Wayne
Robin Atkin Downes as Doomsday
Carla Gugino in a voiceover role
Scoot McNairy in an unspecified role
Callan Mulvey in an unspecified role
Jena Malone in an unspecified role
 
Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice hits theaters March 25

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