Warner Bros. and DC Films' Justice League opened in Brazil on Wednesday night to record numbers at the country's box office.
The movie grossed $12.9 million reals (Brazilian currency) on Wednesday night in Brazil according to Omelete, which happened to be a national holiday for the country. It is a new record for the biggest opening night of all time, edging The Twilight Saga - Breaking Dawn Part 2's $11 million reals. The Twilight film also released on November 15 in 2012.
The second largest super hero film to open in Brazil was Captain America: Civil War, pulling in $10.1 million reals in its opening night. Closely behind those titles is Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which nabbed $9.2 million reals in the South American nation.
In the U.S., Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice opened to just over $166 million before going on to gross a total of $330 million domestically for a total of $873 million worldwide.
Currently, Justice League is expected to open to $110 million stateside but the number might just bump up after strong international turnouts. For comparison, fellow November 2017 comic book movie Thor: Ragnarok opened to $122 million, which came on the heels of predictions expecting about $126 million in its opening weekend.
Preview night screenings of Justice League begin on Thursday in the United States, ahead of a full release on Friday, November 3.