Almost three years after it was first announced at Comic-Con, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is finally set to arrive in cinemas this Friday, and as expected, the film looks set to make a big impact at the worldwide box office.
According to the latest tracking from Deadline, the DC Extended Universe superhero epic is looking at an estimated global opening of $350 million from 35,000 screens, which would give it the second best pre-summer and Easter debut of all-time behind Fast & Furious 7 ($397.7 million).
Dawn of Justice is said to be looking at a $150 million domestic opening weekend from 4,200 theaters (the widest ever for a pre-summer release), along with a further $200 million from 61 international markets, including China. But of course, as with all predictions, these are merely estimates, and
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 set for release on March 25th 2016 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) 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) and Jena Malone (Sucker Punch) in as-yet-unrevealed roles.
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