We’ve mostly written about Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice because how it illustrates the expectations game among major movies.
Anyway, the movie is in its fourth weekend of release and it’s now expected Batman v Superman won’t the $1 billion club for worldwide box office — something that had been widely predicted before its release last month. BvS may not match the global box office of SPECTRE, the 24th James Bond film.
In the U.S. and Canada, BvS is projected to finish this weekend with about $9 million in ticket sales, according to Box Office Mojo. The movie is coming in at No. 4 for the weekend.
The movie’s cumulative totals are $311.3 million for U.S.-Canada and $827.3 million worldwide.
Most studios would would kill for those kinds of worldwide numbers. But Warner Bros. had higher hopes for the first joint appearance in movies of DC Comics’ two most famous characters. To provide a little 007 context, Batman v Superman may not match match SPECTRE’s $880.6 million worldwide box office.
The editor of the BoxOfficeGuru.com website said the movie is just about done.
Intl wknd on #BatmanvSuperman falls 56% to $15.1M. China at $95M, intl cume $516M. Global now $827.3M going to about $875M final.
— Gitesh Pandya (@GiteshPandya) April 17, 2016
On Twitter, two writers for The Hollywood Reporter did a quick analysis.
This is well short of the goal for two of the most iconic characters in the world of comics. Tough one for Warners. https://t.co/Ugov46CElK
— Kim Masters (@kimmasters) April 17, 2016
— Pamela McClintock (@PamelaDayM) April 17, 2016