BATMAN v SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE has officially crossed the $200 million threshold in its domestic box office haul, Deadline reports.
According to the outlet, it’s taken six days for the film to reach this point, and as such, it finds itself in enviable company, such as THE DARK KNIGHT RISES and THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE.
However, in true form up to this point, even great news like this comes with some bad, as the film took one extra day to reach this benchmark when compared to THE DARK KNIGHT. This is likely a result of the negative response from critics on the film. In addition, the film suffered a 33% drop from Tuesday to Wednesday, bringing in $8.1 million. Comparatively, AGE OF ULTRON ($9.4 million) dropped around 28% in the Wednesday following its release, and THE DARK KNIGHT RISES ($13.7 million) dropped 22.5%.
In the Wednesday following its own release, MAN OF STEEL made over $9 million, so as it stands, BvS is definitely suffering from a sharper decline in sale than its predecessor, as well as sharper declines than other films in its genre.
As we’ve said in every one of these box office reports, however, it’s still too early to tell how the film will perform overall, as it’s near impossible to predict the coming weekend for a film like BvS. While its numbers would be great for any film that wasn’t BATMAN v SUPERMAN, the fact thatthe flick came with a hefty $250 million production budget certainly makes it a difficult beast to please.
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