‘Bats v Sups’? It’s all ‘Greek’ to me

By: Oberst Von Berauscht – 

In spite of the cool reception by critics and a disappointing cinemascore, Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice managed to break Easter blockbuster records by bringing a stunning $170.1 million dollars this weekend.  The film brought in a large amount internationally as well, and is estimated to have made over $400 million worldwide. The film needs to break the $1 Billion barrier to avoid being seen as a disappointment, from all reports, and is off to a solid start.

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As solid as Ironman/Bat?

Zootopia had a great 4th weekend, barely falling from the previous week, and securing another $23 million.  The film is already one of the highest grossing Animated films of all time, and is assured of a good sustain for awhile, as there aren’t any major children’s movies scheduled for release anytime soon.

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 opened to a satisfying $18.1 million, which for the film of its type made for workable counter-programming to the leviathan of superhero mega-releases. The film will likely not have a long life, as the mediocre reviews and modest cinemascore are sure to hold some sway over audiences once word of mouth spreads. The religious film Miracles from Heaven got a bump from the Religious holiday weekend, and has guaranteed a strong profit for the film. On the other hand, The Divergent Series: Allegiant continues to underperform, as bad as it is going for the film, the release of the 4th and final entry is definitely up for question.

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Were all them tats just a cry for attention?

Two independent films, Hello My Name is Doris and Eye in the Sky, managed to sneak into the top 10 this weekend; a surprise to be sure as it crowded out some more prominent studio films that have been struggling to pull a profit (Bragging rights for the indie producers).

Here is the the Top 10:

  1. Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice $170.1 million
  2. Zootopia: $23.1 million
  3. My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2: $18.1 million
  4. Miracles from Heaven: $9.5 million
  5. The Divergent Series: Allegiant: $9.5 million
  6. 10 Cloverfield Lane: $6 million
  7. Deadpool: $5 million
  8. London Has Fallen: $2.9 million
  9. Hello, my name is Doris: $1.7 million
  10. Eye in the Sky: $1 million

About Oberst von Berauscht

Oberst Von Berauscht once retained the services of a Gypsy to imbue in him the ability to accurately describe the artistic qualities of a film up to seven decimal points. To maintain this unique skill, he must feast on the blood of a virgin every Harvest Moon, or failing that (and he usually does), he can also make a dog do that thing they do where they twist their heads slightly (you know, when they're confused about something) at least a few times a week. I've gotten way off track here... The point is, Oberst is one of the website's founders, so... yeah

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