The official box office numbers for Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice's opening weekend are in.
Hauling in slightly lower than late projections expected, Dawn of Justice nabbed $166.1 million at the box office domestically. Though $4 million lower than the late projections, the numbers are still gigantic, earning the DC Comics film the seventh largest opening weekend in box office history, narrowly behind by Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2's $169.2 million opening and ahead of The Dark Knight Rises' $160.9 million launch in 2012.
On Thursday and Friday, Batman v. Superman garnered an impressive $81.6 million in pre-show sales and first day showings, followed up by $50.7 million on Saturday and $33.8 million on Easter Sunday.
Mixed reviews may or may not have had an effect on the blockbuster which is set to launch the DC Comics movie universe. The film has seen a controversial response in comment sections, with some fans having loved every second of it and other dissecting it with every chance they get. In any case, Warner Brothers has every reason to celebrate with a massive opening and a bright future for their super hero properties.
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Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice is now playing in theaters.