Batman v Superman EW article and Early Box-Office Tracking
We are officially 22 days away from the one of the most anticipated movie releases of all time, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Tickets for the film went on sale Monday morning and the buzz has been nothing short of outstanding. According to MovieTickets.com , ticket sales were around 58-59% for the first 24 hours. These numbers are only second to the 75% Star Wars: The Force Awakens was showing during its first 24 hours. Also news from Jon Schnepp on Collider Heroes was that the film was already seeing upwards of $125 million dollars in sales. I am not sure about this number and it has yet to be verified. Earlier today Deadline reported that Batman v Superman was tracking around $120-140 million for an opening weekend domestic total and $300-340 million for a world-wide opening weekend.
Deadline also reported “First day sales of BvS outstripped that of The Dark Knight Rises. That 2012 threequel went on to drum up $25M in advance ticket sales before its three-day opening of $160.9M. One rival studio B.O. analyst upon hearing the pre-sales intel on BvS indicated that if the film is truly pacing in tandem with Dark Knight Rises, then the Batman-Superman combo could possibly be looking at a $180M-plus stateside debut“. These numbers seem more plausible than the info being reported of $120-140. I know they like to low ball the numbers and it will more than likely rise but Deadline has been stuck around these numbers since before ticket sales went public. If it is on track to out perform the box-office of The Dark Knight Rises, then this will no doubt lead to a record opening weekend for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
Also this morning several people awoke to news from Entertainment Weekly’s own Anthony Breznican, that he has indeed seen the movie and has shared some of his thoughts about it on Twitter. Anthony also released an article regarding the film. He went on to answer some questions regarding the recent rumors and false reviews on Reddit. He did say he was not the critic and he was not writing a review but he did mention that he was “Personally Happy” with the film. This positive news as well as the news in recent weeks from several other outlets, that they have heard the film was great to good, surely will help quiet some of the negative feedback reported earlier in the year. Entertainment Weekly also released two new cover’s for their March 11, 2016 magazine.
A new TV Spot for the film was also released last night. The spot does not show a whole lot of new footage but it does have some new dialogue from Ben Affleck’s Batman during his fight with Henry Cavill’s Superman. Can we get any more hyped for this film?!
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