Batman V. Superman Forecast For $154 Million Opening Weekend

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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.

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    • RJW
    • 381 Posts in 15 Months

    Many? Sure. Glut? No. My guess is the film makes $1.6 billion worldwide.

  1. $154 mil opening sounds nice. $388 mil total sounds low to me. Both TDK and Avengers built impressively off much lower totals for their previous films, so I think this can too. But, yeah, it only has about five weeks to itself before CW comes out.

  2. This is from the same guys who's projections for Avengers and Jurassic World were SO far off, it wasn't even funny....This film will open to 185 million or better opening weekend....you heard it here first....

    • DSniner
    • 1240 Posts in 23 Months

    You got 2 of the oldest and most iconic comic book heroes in the same movie,I see this film making close to 200 million opening weekend if not more.

  3. Will Batman v. Superman make over $154 million that first weekend? Most likely, but aren't they severally low-balling the Deadpool movie?

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