Batman v Superman was still on top at the end of it’s second week in the weekend box office except the crowd was not quite as large. The movie climbed to about $261M in domestic ticket sales and about $680M worldwide however, there was a 68% drop in ticket sales making it one of the steepest declines for a superhero movie. This is close to the profit decline of last summer release of Fantastic Four.
A studio exec defended the numbers explained, “Essentially, you’re comparing this weekend’s grosses for Batman V Superman against a four-day holiday last weekend. Whenever you have that set-up, there’s always a steep drop.”
The faith-based film God’s Not Dead 2 did not attract as large of an audience earning $9.2 million in opening weekend.
THIS WEEKEND’S TOP TEN MOVIES — April 1 – April 3
- Batman v Superman, $52.4M
- Zootopia, $20M
- My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, $11.1M
- God’s Not Dead 2, $8.1M
- Miracles From Heaven, $7.55M
- Allegiant, $5.7M
- 10 Cloverfield Lane, $4.75M
- Eye in the Sky, $4.1M
- Meet the Blacks, $4.1M
- Deadpool, $3.5M