It was an extremely close race between Universal's The Boss and Warner's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice for first place this weekend. The Boss is currently estimated to come out ahead with $23.48 million, but with an estimated lead of only $45,000, either film could ultimately end up in first place this weekend.
Regardless of whether or not it ends up in first place this weekend, The Boss outpaced expectations and performed well with its modest price tag in mind. The Melissa McCarthy led R-rated comedy also proved to be critic-proof this weekend. The film's opening weekend performance was 9 percent ahead of the $21.
Melissa McCarthy's The Boss dethroned Batman v Superman from the top spot on Friday as the former took in an estimated $8.082 million opening day. By comparison, that's 21.5 percent below the $10 million opening day of last summer's Spy, but is also ahead of many pre-release expectations. Unfortunately, reviews are in the cellar and word of mouth appears lukewarm at best. Look for a healthy opening weekend in the realm of $23 million.
The aformentioned BvS added $6.045 million yesterday, down another sharp 60 percent from last Friday. With $279.3 million in the domestic bank through 15 days of release, the superhero flick is pacing 10 percent behind Iron Man 3 and just 6 percent ahead of Deadpool.
Warner's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice took in $2.72 million on Thursday to lead the daily box office for a 14th consecutive day. The blockbuster 3D superhero film starring Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill fell 4 percent from Wednesday and a sharp 65 percent from last Thursday. Batman v Superman was the week's top film with a weekly take of $64.18 million. That represented a very sharp 69 percent decline from the film's opening week performance and brings the film's two-week total to $273.25 million. Batman v Superman is currently running a slim 3 percent on ahead of the $265.35 million two-week take of last year's Furious 7, but is likely to see its percentage lead shrink further over the upcoming weekend.Read more
Warner Bros. reports that Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice added $2.84 million on Wednesday, off 65 percent from the same day last week. With $270.5 million in the domestic bank through 13 days of release, the superhero showdown is pacing just 3 percent ahead of last year's fellow Good Friday opener Furious 7, and 9 percent behind Iron Man 3.
In second place, Zootopia took in another $1.5 million yesterday, down 48 percent from last week. The latest Disney Animation blockbuster has taken in $280.1 million domestically up to this point as it paces 23 percent ahead of The LEGO Movie.
Warner's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice grossed $4.09 million on Tuesday to lead the daily box office for a twelfth straight day. The blockbuster 3D superhero film starring Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill was up 28 percent over Monday, but still down a very sharp 66 percent from last Tuesday. Yesterday's rebound does suggest that the film (and the marketplace in general) was indeed impacted on Monday by the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship Game. Batman v Superman has grossed $267.69 million in eleven days. The film is running a slim 3 percent ahead of the $259.52 million twelve-day take of last year's Furious 7 (which increased 20 percent on its second Tuesday to gross $4.36 million).Read more
Warner's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice took in $3.19 million on Monday to lead the daily box office for an eleventh consecutive day. The blockbuster 3D superhero film starring Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill continues to be extremely front-loaded, as the film was down 77 percent from Sunday and down a very sharp 79 percent from last Monday. In addition to being affected by poor critical reviews and mixed word of mouth, Batman v Superman may have taken a bigger hit than other films did on Monday from the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship Game. Batman v Superman has grossed $263.60 million in eleven days. The film is now running just 3 percent ahead of the $255.Read more
Monday Update: With weekend actuals now in, Warner's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice took in $51.34 million this weekend. That represented a very sharp 69 percent decline from last weekend's debut and brings the film's ten-day total to $260.41 million.
Disney's Zootopia was down a slim 20 percent from last weekend with $19.33 million and has grossed a massive $275.26 million in 31 days. Universal's My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 followed in third place with $11.22 million. That was down 37 percent from last weekend and places the film's ten-day total at $36.58 million.