Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice breaks records for Warner Bros. and for comic book films as it becomes the biggest worldwide opening for a comic book film, along with breaking the March record that was once held by The Hunger Games, when it comes to opening weekend domestically with $170.1 million.
“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” racked up the fourth-biggest global opening in history, earning a massive $424.1 million after debuting in almost every major foreign country over the weekend.
The superhero matchup launched to $254 million overseas from 66 markets, including China, where it grossed $57.3 million, the best ever debut for a Warner Bros. release. The enthusiastic response from foreign crowds is good news for the studio, which is counting on “Batman v Superman” to kick off a universe of movie sequels and spinoffs featuring DC Comics characters.
This is a great start for Batman v Superman and the DC Extended Universe, we’ll see next week how big of a drop off and if the film has legs to continue to across the possible 1 billion dollar mark, that many fans are hoping for.