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Weekend Estimates: Batman v Superman down 68% in second weekend

April 3rd, 2016

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Last weekend, Batman v Superman posted the 7th-biggest opening weekend of all time. This weekend, if Sunday’s estimate proves to be accurate, it will record the 27th-biggest 2nd weekend. That stat tells you most of what you need to know about the film’s box office performance: it hit big at the beginning, but is proving to have very little staying power. Warner Bros.’ Sunday morning projection for the weekend is $52.385 million, down 68% from last weekend, for a total of $261.5 million to date. With $419.8 million overseas so far, the film is well on its way to $700 million worldwide, and should make about $900 million in total. That’s certainly short of what the studio was hoping for—the consensus was that the film needed $1 billion globally to make a profit—but surely enough to keep their plans for the franchise on track for now.

Elsewhere in the chart this week, we have a couple of fairly low-profile new wide releases. God’s Not Dead 2 is projected to earn $8.1 million from 2,419 theaters. That’s some way behind the $9.2 million earned by God’s Not Dead, which opened in far fewer theaters: 780 to be precise. Poor reviews, and a niche audience that already has quite a few films to choose from, seem to have dampened the performance of this one.

Meet the Blacks will have the third-best theater average in the top ten, at $4,026, and will bring in a projected $4.1 million for the weekend. That’s not bad for this kind of release, but it’s not spectacularly good either.

In limited release, Miles Ahead will have the best debut of the weekend with $122,751 projected from four theaters, for an average safely over $30,000. Everybody Wants Some is nearly as impressive with $323,000 from 19 venues, and an average of $17,000. Also noteworthy, in its third weekend in release, Midnight Special will post $581,000 for a hattrick of averages over $10,000.

- Weekend estimates
- Biggest 2nd weekends at the box office
- Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice comparisons
- God’s Not Dead 2 comparisons
- Meet the Blacks comparisons

Bruce Nash,

Filed under: Weekend Box Office, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Midnight Special, Miles Ahead, Everybody Wants Some, God’s Not Dead 2, Meet the Blacks