Batman V Superman comes crashing down in its second weekend

The bloom is off the rose for one of the most anticipated films of the year, as bad reviews and word of mouth definitely took a toll this week at the box office. Here’s what went down:


After an outstanding, albeit frontloaded debut weekend, Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice dropped severely in its second week in release. How bad is bad? A 69% week-to-week drop bad, on bar with the critically reviled X-Men Origins: Wolverine. The film brought in $50.7 million, raising its two week total in North America to a respectable $259.8 million. The problem is, when you’ve got horrible reviews, you don’t have any real competition AND you need to make a rumoured $1 billion worldwide to be profitable, respectable just isn’t good enough. It’s doubtful that BVS can even reach Deadpool numbers in North America, and that is going to be a tough pill to swallow for all involved.

As for the rest of the top five, Zootopia continued its winning ways in second place with $20.7 million. My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 was in third place with $11.2 million, with just a 37% drop week-to-week for comparison. God’s Not Dead 2 debut in fourth place with $8.3 million, while Miracles From Heaven closed things out in fifth with $7.5 million.

So, to recap, here were our predictions:

1) Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice – $60 million
2) Zootopia – $18 million
3) God’s Not Dead 2 – $16 million
4) My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 – $11 million
5) The Divergent Series: Allegiant – $8 million

And here’s how the weekend turned out:

1) Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice – $50.7 million
2) Zootopia – $20.7 million
3) My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 – $11.2 million
4) God’s Not Dead 2 – $8.3 million
5) Miracles From Heaven – $7.5 million


Next weekend sees the release of The Boss and Hardcore Henry. Be sure to check back on Friday to see our prediction!


About Andy Burns

Andy Burns is the Interactive Content Editor for SiriusXM Canada, and has been the Editor-In-Chief of the pop culture website Biff Bam Pop! since its inception in 2008. He is also a Staff Writer for Rue Morgue Magazine. Andy's book, Wrapped In Plastic: Twin Peaks, was published in 2015 by ECW Press. His next book, on Stephen King's The Stand, will be published by Cemetery Dance in 2018.

Posted on April 3, 2016, in Andy Burns, Andy Burns/Andy B, box office predictions, comics, General, movies and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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