Despite terrible reviews, 28% on Rotten Tomatoes and a Cinema Score of B-, Batman v Superman soared over its competition for box office supremacy this past weekend.
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Time-Warner, that’s who.
Time-Warner (TMX) was up 3.6% today. Batman v Superman set the box office record for best opening weekend in March as it earned $166 million at the domestic box-office. Worldwide, it made $420 million.
Audiences were especially excited to see Wonder Woman on the big screen for the first time. Gal Gadot did a fantastic portrayal of the Amazonian princess. It probably helps that Gal Gadot was a beauty queen and a soldier in the army before she became an actress.
Plus, we got to see the Flash, Cyborg and Aquaman.
Zack Snyder starts filming Justice League Part One on April 11th. That’s our sister’s birthday. Her channel is DIYCraftsWithSagey.
Another winner is Imax. Imax took in $36 million from Batman v Superman. It opened on 945 Imax screens, making it the company’s widest opening launch to date.
Currently there are 1061 Imax theaters in 67 countries. Imax could have a fantastic year due to the blockbuster potential of 2016.
So far Zootopia (DIS) and Deadpool (FOX) both have made more than $690 million in worldwide box office receipts. Zootopia is still going strong, as it earned $24 million domestically in his 4th weekend.
Other movies that could make $700 million – $1 billion in worldwide box office that will be released later this year include:
* Captain America: Civil War (DIS)
* Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them (TWX) (This is a Harry Potter spin-off by J.K. Rowling herself)
* Finding Dory (DIS)
* X-Men Apocalypse (FOX)
* Alice Through The Looking Glass (DIS)
* Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (DIS)
* Suicide Squad (TWX)
* Dr. Strange (DIS)
All these movies could mean a record-setting year for Imax, which will be adding more than 100 screens this year
Imax will report earnings sometime between April 28th and May 2nd
Time Warner will report earnings May 4th