BATMAN v SUPERMAN Reaches $680m Box Office, Suffers 68% Weekend-To-Weekend Drop

Still from "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice"
Credit: Warner Bros.
Credit: Warner Bros.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has earned a worldwide box office total of $680 million, taking in $52,385,000 domestically over the weekend according to Box Office Mojo. Athough the Zack Snyder-directed film continues to be #1 at the box office, those weekend grosses are a 68% drop from its opening weekend numbers.

According to Forbes, that total also represents an 81% drop from Friday-to-Friday, with Saturday and Sunday bolstering its weekend. Batman v Superman's opening weekend was goosed by a large Thursday take, which constituted $28 million of its opening weekend total, meaning that, without that boost, its Friday-to-Friday drop would only be a 71% drop.

Other major tentpole franchise films that have suffered large drops between weekends include Avengers: Age of Ultron, which dropped 59% in its second weekend, and Amazing Spider-Man 2, which dropped 61% (via Deadline). Batman v Superman's drop represents the fifth largest drop of all time, placing it only behind Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, which dropped 72%, and three of the Twilight films, all of which dropped 60-70% in their first two weekends.

This 68% drop puts Batman v Superman on par with last year's Fantastic Four and 2009's X-Men Origins: Wolverine, both of which suffered an even worse critical reception than Batman v Superman.

In terms of staying power, Batman v Superman is unlikely to receive the late-term bump many recent blockbusters have achieved from delayed international openings, having opened globally on March 25. A $1 billion global take seems to be the concensus target that Warner Bros. is aiming for, but publications disagree Monday morning whether that's still possible.

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