The superhero movie Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is one of the DC Comics universe features. The film launched to a massive audience in 2016. There was a lot of excitement about the movie because Superman and Batman will come together for the first time.
The excitement gets interesting with the inclusion of other well-known superheroes like Wonder Woman, Cyborg, Flash, etc.
The movie was released a long time ago; however, the debate regarding specific issues in the film would not die down. To this day, fans and followers of the controversial cult superhero movie argue over the movie.
Was Batman VS Superman a success?
The movie opened to a lukewarm review. Although it has been some time since the film was released, the reaction is all sorts of confusion. Some viewers feel it is the most excellent movie ever made, while others are least aware that it has come and gone.
A lot was going on behind the movie’s scenes, from the Justice League disaster to Superman’s future. The controversy and debates surrounding the film keep its presence alive.
Regardless of the issues surrounding it, the movie made good money.
Batman VS Superman budget and box office
“Batman vs. Superman” was screened in March on the largest screen ever in the world. The film cost 260 million U.S. dollars and earned 166 million U.S. dollars at the box office in its first weekend, which is one of the largest box offices in film history.
The storyline of the film follows the fight between the two superheroes. Lex Luthor, who has an evil fascination with Superman, uses Batman to get to him. It leads to the two heroes battling it out.
The Batman comic series was the inspiration behind the making of Batman v Superman. However, the makers of the movie shed light on the fact that they applied an original ground.
Another debate is the ending where the dirt on Superman’s grave rises. Of course, such scenes leave room for debate about whether he is returning and how that will unfold.
How much did Batman VS Superman make? Gross net of the movie
Many people felt that the Batman v Superman film was a flop. However, its box office returns show some record-breaking results. It did not last long, but during its short period of success, the results were notable. The worldwide collection of the movie grossed around $874 million.
There was a massive fuss over the long-awaited merging of the two DC Universe superheroes. However, the movie turned out to be an enormous letdown for hardcore fans.
The initial weekend collection amounted to about $166 million in Canada and the United States. Winning over the movie The Dark Knight Rises grossing about $160.9 million, it became the all-time most significant eight openings.
With the collection of $422.5 million worldwide release, it became Warner Bros. studio’s second-biggest production. Compared with its time, the Batman v Superman film placed fifth on the all-time biggest release.
It crossed the $400 million mark and placed fourth in the worldwide opening.
Its global IMAX weekend release amounted to $36 million out of IMAX screens of 945. Such success placed it in the third-largest grossing position. It positioned behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens grossing at $48 million and Jurassic World grossing at $44 million.
The movie dropped in the Friday-to-Sunday opening both within its local territory and globally. It made a severe 58% drop and replaced the position formerly held by the movie Fantastic Four.
Its historic decline came in the second weekend, which dropped to 81.2%, making it the worst Friday-to-Friday collection. The decrease was devastatingly high because, during its release, the box office had no other competing blockbuster movies.
Regardless of the outcome, the movie makers felt that it crossed the decided mark and yielded a “fantastic result.” Reports show that despite crossing the $800 million mark, many considered the movie a failure. Such opinion came about because it could not measure up to the $1 billion marks.
The worldwide collection of Batman v Superman Dawn of Justice
On March 23, 2016, Wednesday the movie was released in 10 countries and collected $7 million. Over an estimated screen of 5,900, the Dawn of Justice had a leading launch in all the markets.
In the coming days, in 38 countries, the movie’s release grossed around $33.1 million over 19,700 monitors. The total amount collected in the two days that the film ran was $44 million.
The movie launched in 17 remaining countries on March 25 and gained revenue of about $67.2 million. In 62 countries, lasting over three days and covering about 30,000 monitors, the movie made $115.3 million.
In North America, its 72% profit saw a costly drop internationally by the second weekend to $19.2 million. A more severe decrease in revenue came from China at 87% and in the United Kingdom at 77%. Regardless of the constant and rapid drop, the movie managed to lead the box office for three successive weekends.
Warner Bros. had its most significant release day in Mexico and the second largest all-time opening. The collection totaled $5.8 million, along with the best groundbreaking midnight show.
The collections from various countries in a single day releases show successful returns like:
- In Brazil, it recorded the biggest all-time release day with a collection of about $3.5 million.
- Germany also saw one of the most significant release day collections by a superhero movie about $2.8 million.
- In Hong Kong, the recorded collection was about $1.1 million.
- In Japan, the recorded collection was about $1.2 million.
- In Russia, the recorded collection was about $1.9 million.
- In Australia, the recorded collection was about $2.5 million.
- In the United Kingdom, the recorded collection was about $9 million.
- In the United Arab Emirates, the recorded collection was about $1.1 million.
- In South Korea, the recorded collection was about $1.7 million.
- In India, the recorded collection was about $2.54 million.
- In Ireland, the recorded collection was about $9 million.
Despite the controversy and decline in the revenue in the following days, the film managed to break many records.
It held the highest March release in South Korea with a significant 68.3% market share which amounts to about $10.2 million. The movie also became the highest selling movie for Warner Bros. in countries like Vietnam, Malaysia, India, the Philippines, and Indonesia.