Warner Bros. reports this morning that Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice easily led the way again on Friday as expected. DC's superhero showdown was off a sharp 81 percent from opening day last week to $15.35 million yesterday, giving the film an overall eight-day domestic haul of $224.42 million. By comparison, the movie is now tracking 24 percent ahead of the pace of Man of Steel, 3 percent behind Iron Man 3, 7.5 percent behind The Dark Knight Rises, and 13 percent behind Avengers: Age of Ultron. BoxOffice is projecting a sophomore weekend tally around $48.5 million.

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Warner's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice grossed $7.74 million on Thursday to lead the daily box office for a seventh consecutive day. The blockbuster 3D superhero film starring Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill was down 4 percent from Wednesday. Batman v Superman was easily the week's top film with a massive seven-day start of $209.07 million. That represented the eleventh largest seven-day start of all-time. Batman v Superman is currently running 9 percent ahead of the $191.93 million seven-day gross of last year's Furious 7 and 11 percent behind the $235.66 million seven-day start of 2015's Avengers: Age of Ultron.

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Warner Bros. reports Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice added $8.1 million on Wednesday, down 33 percent from Tuesday. That's a somewhat sharper drop than Furious 7's 31 percent Tuesday-to-Wednesday drop following Easter last year. With yesterday's earnings, BvS has now crossed the $200 million domestic threshold in six days with a current total of $201.33 million. That figure puts it off the pace of Iron Man 3 by 2 percent, while also coming in 5 percent behind The Dark Knight Rises and 11 percent behind Avengers: Age of Ultron. The film is expected to easily retain first place at the weekend box office during its upcoming sophomore frame.

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Warner's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice grossed $12.18 million on Tuesday to lead the daily box office for a fifth consecutive day. However, the blockbuster 3D superhero film starring Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill was down a concerning 19 percent from Monday's performance. Yesterday's hold could be a sign of poor critical reviews and mixed word of mouth starting to kick in more now. In comparison, last year's Furious 7 was down just 5 percent on its first Tuesday to gross $13.31 million. Batman v Superman has grossed $193.23 million through five days of release. That represents the tenth largest five-day start of all-time. Batman v Superman is currently running 11 percent ahead of the $174.

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Warner's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice took in $15.04 million on Monday to lead the daily box office for a fourth consecutive day. The blockbuster 3D superhero film starring Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill was down 55.5 percent from Easter Sunday. It should be noted that Monday's grosses in general were aided by the post-Easter frame. Batman v Superman had a slightly stronger first-Monday hold than that of last year's Furious 7, which declined 58 percent on the Monday after Easter to gross $14.02 million. Batman v Superman has grossed $181.05 million through four days of release. That represents the eighth largest four-day start of all-time. Batman v Superman is currently running 12 percent ahead of the $161.

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Monday Update: With actuals now in, Warner's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice opened with $166.01 million this weekend. The blockbuster superhero film starring Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill was ultimately over-estimated by just over $4 million on Sunday. Batman v Superman registered the seventh largest opening weekend take of all-time (without adjusting for ticket price inflation). The film opened with $81.56 million on Friday, fell 38 percent on Saturday to take in $50.66 million and declined 33 percent on Sunday to gross $33.79 million.

Disney's Zootopia took second this weekend with $24.02 million, which represented a very solid 35 percent decline. Universal's My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 opened in third place with $17.

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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice launched to an estimated $82.01 million on Friday, including Thursday night's $27.7 million debut. That gives the WB/DC film the fourth highest opening day of all-time, ahead of Jurassic World's $81.95 million and just behind Avengers: Age of Ultron's $84.4 million. Yesterday's take also included $9.015 million from IMAX theaters alone.

The aid of Good Friday crowds certainly played a role in the strength of opening day for the hugely anticipated superhero showdown, but unfortunately, word of mouth is proving to be a struggle so far following poor critical reviews.

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