Here's the Final Verdict on 'Batman v Superman's Box Office Performance

Monday, 02 May 2016 - 8:01PM
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Monday, 02 May 2016 - 8:01PM
Here's the Final Verdict on 'Batman v Superman's Box Office Performance
The dust has settled for Batman v Superman, and just over five weeks since it first hit theaters, industry analysts have already figured out how much money the polarizing film will make by the end of its run. So how did it do?

It depends on how you look at it. There's no denying that Batman v Superman made a lot of money. The film currently sits at $863 million worldwide, making it the seventh highest-grossing superhero movie ever, and $325 million of that came from North America. Most films would kill to have those kinds of numbers. But this isn't most films.

The movie isn't going to crack $900 million worldwide, and most industry insiders predicted that anything short of a billion would be a disappointment for Warner Bros. The film also isn't going to catch up to the $361 million Deadpool made in North America, despite that film carrying only one-fifth the budget of Batman v Superman. So even though most pundits were trying to figure out which would be the biggest superhero movie of the year between BvS and Captain America: Civil War, BvS is already out of the running; at least domestically.

Batman v Superman fared far worse at home than abroad - usually the case with poorly reviewed, CGI-filled spectacle movies - ranking only as the 11th highest-grossing superhero flick in the U.S. It may end its run in 9th or 10th place if it's lucky, but barely cracking the top ten is hardly commendable for a film that unites the two most popular superheroes in the world for the first time.

As of right now, it looks like Batman v Superman will end its run earning $865 million worldwide. Like I said, a lot of money, but given that the movie was estimated to need at least $800 million to even earn a profit, and that The Avengers made close to twice that amount, one can't help but look at its performance as underwhelming. 

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Via: The Hollywood Reporter.
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