May 2, 2016: “Batman v Superman” – The Box Office Verdict

160124-WhoWillWinWith its theatrical release all but over, “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” is a box office success says The Hollywood Reporter, with the film likely to end up having grossed around $875 million worldwide.

The verdict is in: Zack Snyder’s Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice will end up as the No. 7 comic book movie of all time at the worldwide box office to date, not accounting for inflation.

Through Sunday, BvS – which is all but done with its run – has grossed $862.9 million globally, including $325.1 million in North America (37.7 percent of its total) and $537.8 million internationally (62.3 percent). It’s likely to finish up in the $875 million range when all is said and done, not enough to change the order.

While fans and critics continue to argue over the success or failure of the film, the fact is the movie made money for Warner Bros.

BvS, costing at least $225 million to produce before marketing, has grossed notably more than Snyder’s Man of Steel, which first introduced Cavill as the newest superman. Released in 2013,

Man of Steel took in $668 million globally and $291 million domestically. “Still, outside of Christopher Nolan’s two Dark Knight movies, and Tim Burton’s Batman films when you adjust for inflation, this is the highest-grossing property in DC’s bullpen thus far. It tops Man of Steel by more than $200 million,” says analyst Jeff Bock. “So yes, BvS successfully relaunched DC’s cinematic universe, but they are nowhere near Disney/Marvel in terms of critical reception and box office prowess. One can only hope that bigger and better is still on the way.”

Read the full report at The Hollywood Reporter.