11:06 AM PDT 3/30/2016 by Pamela McClintock
‘Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice’
Courtesy of Warner Bros.
The superhero smackdown stars Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill.
Zack Snyder’s Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice flew past the $500 million mark at the global box office on Tuesday, a milestone few films have accomplished in less than a week in release.
The superhero smackdown, teaming Batman (Ben Affleck) and Superman (Henry Cavill) on the big screen for the first time, has grossed $193.3 million in North America in only five days. Overseas, it has amassed $308.6 million for a global total of $501.9 million.
BvS began rolling out in select international markets last Wednesday, or seven days ago; by Friday, it was playing in virtually every corner of the globe, including China.
Today, BvS will cross the $200 million mark domestically after scoring the biggest Monday ($15 million) and Tuesday ($12.2 million) ever for the month of March. That’s after debuting to $422.5 million over Easter weekend, the No. 1 superhero launch of all time at the worldwide box office. In North America, the film opened to $166.1 million, breaking a number of records.
“We’re so proud that Batman v. Superman has become the must-see event film of the season for fans the world over,” said Warner Bros. global distribution chief Veronika Kwan Vandenberg. “These incredible numbers are building momentum for not only this movie, but for the upcoming slate of DC superhero films.”