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