NORTH AMERICA: 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice' Crosses $200M Threshold on Wednesday; 'Zootopia' Passes $250M Mark In Second Place; 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2' Claims $23.7M Six-Day Start
on March 31, 2016
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.
In second place yesterday, Disney's Zootopia added another $2.88 million -- off just 20 percent from last Wednesday -- to bring its domestic take up to $252.74 million. That stands 11.5 percent ahead of the 27-day pace of The LEGO Movie and 14 percent behind Inside Out.
My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 claimed third place with $1.62 million yesterday, giving it a six-day haul of $23.735 million domestically. The rom-com sequel is successfully counter-programming against the superhero heavyweight.
Meanwhile, Miracles from Heaven took fourth place with $1.05 million on Wednesday, giving it a new total of $38.2 million; The Divergent Series: Allegiant capped off the top five with $0.84 million and an updated domestic total of $49.75 million.