Earlier today we reported on Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’s record-breaking domestic opening weekend of $170.1 million, and now the full worldwide figures are in, with the Zack Snyder-helmed DC epic adding a further $254 million internationally for a whopping $424.1 million worldwide haul.
That figure is the biggest of all time for a superhero movie, and the fourth biggest ever behind Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 ($482.2 million), Jurassic World ($524.9 million) and Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($529 million).
For comparison, the biggest worldwide opening for a Marvel movie is $392.5 million, earned by both The Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron, while the previous best for a DC offering was The Dark Knight Rises with $248.9 million.
Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is out now and sees Zack Snyder directing a cast that includes returning Man of Steel stars Henry Cavill (Superman), Amy Adams (Lois Lane), Diane Lane (Martha Kent), Laurence Fishburne (Perry White), Harry Lennix (General Swanwick), Kevin Costner (Jonathan Kent) and Christina Wren (Carrie Farris) alongside Ben Affleck (Argo) as Batman, Gal Gadot (Fast & Furious 6) as Wonder Woman, Jason Momoa (Game of Thrones) as Aquaman, Ray Fisher as Cyborg, Ezra Miller (The Perks of Being a Wallflower) as The Flash, Jesse Eisenberg (Now You See Me) as Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons (The Borgias) as Alfred Pennyworth, Holly Hunter (The Piano) as Senator Finch, Tao Okamoto (The Wolverine) as Mercy Graves, Lauren Cohan (The Walking Dead) as Martha Wayne, Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Watchmen) as Thomas Wayne, Scoot McNairy (Argo) as Wallace Keefe and Callan Mulvey (300: Rise of an Empire) as Anatoli Knyazev.