Entertainment 'Batman v Superman' knocks out March box office record with biggest opening of 2016

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  1. chapped

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    'Batman v Superman' knocks out March box office record with biggest opening of 2016
    March 27
    NEW YORK


    It's a bird... it's a plane... it's a record box office opening.

    "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" just nabbed the record for biggest March opening weekend in box office history with an estimated $170.1 million total in North America.

    The opening for the Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment film overtook the previous March record-holder, "The Hunger Games," which made $152.5 million in 2012.

    The estimated total for "Batman v Superman" also represents the biggest opening of 2016, the largest opening in Warner Bros. history, and the 6th highest domestic opening weekend in box office history.

    The superhero battle starring Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, and Gal Gadot was also a huge hit around the world.

    The film opened in 66 markets this weekend, including China, and made an impressive $424.1 million globally. That's the 4th biggest worldwide opening ever.

    Final totals for the film's opening weekend will be released on Monday.

    The film by Warner Bros., which like CNN is owned by Time Warner, (TWX)opened in 4,242 theaters domestically this weekend.

    For Warner Bros. and DC, it was critical that the film took off with audiences because it is the foundation of several sequels and spinoffs the studio has planned around the brand over the next decade.

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    "Batman v Superman" brought in a big box office despite bad reviews.

    The big box office for "Batman v Superman" was impressive considering that Batman and Superman not only had to overcome villain Lex Luthor, but also harsh reviews.

    "Batman v Superman" received a 29% rotten score on review site Rotten Tomatoes. Some critics blasted the film for its overindulgent special effects and lack of story.

    Yet, the bad reviews did not prove to be Kryptonite at the box office.

    "There are simply certain brands, characters and concepts that transcend the objective critical narrative and go straight to the emotional heart of the collective fan base," said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst forcomScore (SCOR). "Perhaps the bat suit and Superman's cape are made of Teflon after all.
     
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    Interesting..
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    I'm waiting for Wonder Woman vs. PMS.
     
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    I want to find all of the adults discussing this movie and wedgie their underwear over their heads for old time's sake.
     
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    Biggest opening......:giggle:
     
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    We need howchie stake on that opening - he has sweated through numerous openings of the movies he produced or starred in and they were all hits. How much did rock and roll high school redux make? 300 mil?
     
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    I liked it, the best scenes were the ones with Batman.
     
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    Saw it today. I enjoyed it a lot, lots of great fights and good performances. I don't get why everyone's shitting on it. Just to be part of the bandwagon I guess.
     
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    My feet feel asleep after the first two hours.