Australian Box Office Report: Holy Cow, Batman v Superman

If you haven’t heard, we have a new film that’s doing extremely well at the box office and smashing records left, right and center. That’s none other than, Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice. 

Even though the reviews have had a mixed reception that hasn’t stopped a  plethora of people and popcorn from sitting in on DC’s latest effort.

Lets take a moment for some facts about the film’s release

  • It has racked up a massive $13, 15, 925 million opening weekend with Australian audiences leaving Avengers: Age Of Ultron, Jurassic World and Fast and the Furious in the dark.
  • Biggest opening for a film in March ever
  • It’s done exceptionally well in China too, making it Warner Bros. biggest opening film there
  • Last and no way least, it is the biggest opening for a Ben Affleck, Zack Synder and Henry Cavill film.

The stats seem right – we do like escapism and popcorn films. Even though I find Zack Synder a bit OTT he sure knows how to bring it and create an interest in superhero storytelling.

We may have another contenter, no not really, but quite good results. My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, polled in with $4 million let it being known it came out on superhero day and did better than the original.

The new Disney film, Zootopia and Kung Fu Panda 3 just under, but I reckon with school holidays their might be an increase. While Deadpool has slipped under the radar but has had such an impressive time up there. It would be nice if it somehow surfaces again.

# Film Title Distributor Box Office
1 BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE WARNER BROS $13,156,925
2 MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING 2 UNIVERSAL $4,008,775
3 ZOOTOPIA WALT DISNEY $3,152,197
4 KUNG FU PANDA 3 FOX/DREAMWORKS $2,565,217
5 LONDON HAS FALLEN ROADSHOW $958,135
6 THE LADY IN THE VAN SONY PICTURES $512,308
7 DEADPOOL FOX $498,608
8 10 CLOVERFIELD LANE PARAMOUNT $334,989
9 EYE IN THE SKY ENTERTAINMENT ONE $329,637
10 AMBARSARIYA MINDBLOWING FILMS $249,785

This week sees the release of some new films, it’s not impossible that they could overthrown Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice  but it doesn’t look too likely for conspiracy war film Labyrinth of Lies and Jennifer Peedom‘s Everest documentary Sherpa.

Let’s reconvene next week and find out.

All figures from The Motion Picture Distributors Association of Australia and Box Office Mojo.

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