15 Box Office Records For Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice To Break

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10. Top 10 Opening Weekends – Domestic

Current Rankings

  1. Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) –$247,966,675

  2. Jurassic World (2015) – $208,806,270
  3. The Avengers (2012) – $207,438,708
  4. Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) – $191,271,109
  5. Iron Man 3 (2013) – $174,144,585
  6. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 (2011) – $169,189,427
  7. The Dark Knight Rises (2012) – $160,887,295
  8. The Dark Knight (2008) – $158,411,483
  9. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) – $158,074,286
  10. The Hunger Games (2012) – $152,535,747

Remember that line in The Social Network (2010) about what was “cool”?  With that in mind, let me say this to you:

“Money earned on opening day isn’t cool.  You know what’s cool? … Money earned on opening weekend.”

Yes, that giant initial haul from Friday midnight through Sunday night.  Nowadays, we can also count Thursday night showings as part of that weekend tally.  Frequent readers of Bam Smack Pow know that I love my Thursday night premiere showings where only true fans show up.  You also receive a nifty poster for displaying your loyalty.

So, we can say that this “weekend” is basically a 4-day cash-grab for the studios.  Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) once again repeats its success and leaves with a money train worth almost a quarter of a billion dollars in the span of four days.  Insane!

Will Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice get that much love?  We’re not just talking about people spending their hard-earned cash, but also willing to spend what precious time they have sitting in a theater.  Because the film is a first for many things and is a total popcorn movie that promises escapist action and science-fiction fantasy, I think it’s safe to say that Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will, at least, break into this list.

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