Defying the bad reviews and early estimates, Zack Snyder’s “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” opened to an even better than expected domestic opening day haul of $82 million – one of the top Friday openings of all time.
The Friday total includes $27.7 million from Thursday previews, which were the highest Thursday preshow ever for Easter weekend. “Batman v Superman” looks to be headed towards a $170 million opening weekend, easily breaking the $152.5 million record for best pre-summer opening made by “The Hunger Games” in March 2012.
The film received a B CinemaScore from audiences, a scoring system that effectively measures if expectations have been met as opposed to quality of films. A ‘B’ indicates the word of mouth won’t be that great which might impact the film’s overall box-office.
Overseas, the film added $67.2 million on Friday with a total of $115.3 million internationally in three days.