Bat v Supes Profits, Cut Scene, VFX & More

Reaction continues aplenty in the wake of the release of Zack Snyder’s “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” and more tellingly its box-office decline. Today came word that it has dropped a further 60% in its third Friday of release to a haul of $6 million domestically for the day.

Bloomberg had analyst Wade Holden do some number crunching, and Holden indicates that ‘Dawn’ will likely finish up with around $278 million in profit in total (including home video and merchandising revenue) – that’s behind 2013’s “Man of Steel” which ultimately scored $300 million in profit for the studio.

‘Dawn’ will hit home video in mid-July, but the latest Heroic Insider says that the studio is considering a limited theatrical run for its three-hour director’s cut of the film just before said Ultimate Edition is made available on VOD and disc.

Whether it will happen is not yet clear, but one scene it will likely include is one Zack Snyder tells IGN that he cut out for “being too dark”. He explains the scene, which ties in to Superman’s hearing:

“We had a scene that we cut from the movie where he tries to look for her when he finds out that Lex has got her. It was a slightly dark scene that we cut out because it sort of represented this dark side. Because when he was looking for his mom he heard all the cries of all the potential crimes going on in the city, you know when you look.

I kind of like the idea that he’s taught himself not to look because if he looks it’s just neverending, right? You have to know when, as Superman, when to intervene and when not to. Or not when not to, you can’t be everywhere at once, literally you can’t be everywhere at once, so he has to be really selective in a weird way about where he chooses to interfere.”

Finally, a new VFX break down reel has gone online showcasing before and after stills of green screen filming and final renders. Unsurprisingly there’s a lot of CG in the film.