Updated March 30, 2016 at 9:09 a.m. EST: Warner Bros.'s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice continues to dominate in the box office, with Monday's receipts totaling $46 million worldwide according to Deadline. That, combined with the studio's revised weekend total of $422.6m, puts the Zack Snyder-directed film at $468.8m.
Monday's $46m is a record for the month of March, influenced by the fact that in many countries it was a holiday with some schools and businesses closed.
Looking ahead, Deadline estimates that the DC mega-film will experience an oversized drop this coming weekend due to the negative reviews; the film currently rates a 29% on Rotten Tomatoes. The online Hollywood trade expects a 65% drop, which is somewhat steeper than other films's second weekends. Industry analysts say however that the film will ultimately reach profit, once "all ancillary revenues" are accounted for.
Original Story: Despite being relatively drubbed by critics, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice sailed through its opening weekend with massive box office receipts, raking in $166.1 million domestically according to Variety, down slightly from weekend estimates of $170 million, with a global total of $420.1 million. This makes it the largest global opening weekend for any superhero movie, and places it behind only Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Jurassic World, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 in terms of all-time global opening weekends.
Though critical response to Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has been generally negative, there is seemingly a disconnect with fans who have embraced the film, although its audience Cinemascore of B is lukewarm at best.
BvS's next test will be the next four weekdays and its second weekend, when Warner Bros. will learn how much the negative buzz will effect the film's staying power.
Regardless of critical response, the numbers don't lie, making Batman v Superman a major box office success for the studio and setting the stage for Wonder Woman and Justice League: Part One to land on June 23 and November 17, 2017, respectively.