Batman V. Superman Forecast For $154 Million Opening Weekend

by Russ Burlingame

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If current projections hold, Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice will be one of the top ten highest-grossing openings of all time at the domestic box office.

...Well, #10, anyway.

BoxOffice.com is projecting a $154 million opening weekend for Batman V Superman, which would slide it into the bottom of the top ten between a pair of Hunger Games movies. For context, a $154 million opening would be about double what the same site expects Deadpool to earn ($76 million) in its opening frame and would place the film between Spider-Man 3 ($113 million) and The Dark Knight ($158 million).

They suggest that the movie's projection could be artificially lower because of the glut of high-profile comics adaptations coming this year, starting with February's Deadpool and running all the way through Suicide Squad in August.

Man of Steel opened at $116 million and eventually made $291 million at the domestic box office. For a recent, close comparison, The Hunger Games opened at $152 million and eventually made $408 million, while Furious 7 made $147 million in its opening frame and went on to gross $353 million.

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.

By Russ Burlingame

Russ Burlingame has been covering comics and pop culture since 1999. He has written for WIZARD: THE COMICS MAGAZINE, Comic Related, Newsarama, and more before settling in for the long haul at ComicBook.com back in 2011.