Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is on track for a massive opening weekend, despite incredibly mixed feelings about the footage we’ve seen so far. According to Deadline, the showdown between Bats and Supes is on track for a $140 million opening weekend stateside, matching that of Deadpool.
But that isn’t the whole story.
Batman v Superman is opening worldwide March 25, which also happens to be Easter weekend. With the global release, including China, BvS is on track for a $300-$340 million opening weekend. This should quell any concerns DC has about the film eventually being a success.
Rumors abound that Batman v Superman needs to earn a billion bucks to be consider a success. A $300 plus million opening weekend will go a long way to covering that. Then you have DVD releases and so on and so forth… Fans anticipating this film can stop worrying this will be the ruin of the DC Universe.
If BvS pulls in what is expected, it would be the fifth highest-grossing superhero flick after Avengers ($392.5M), Avengers: Age of Ultron ($392.5M), Spider-Man 3 ($381.7M) and Iron Man 3 ($372.5M).
In the meantime, Zack Snyder and Co. continue to drop TV spots and clips in this aggressive marketing campaign. Here is the latest TV spot, where Batman is ready to throw down: