Batman v Superman Falls 68% During Second Weekend in Theaters

Posted on April 3, 2016

Batman next to the Batsignal in Batman v Superman

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice won the box office again this weekend with a $52 million take. The film experienced a steep 68% drop from its record opening weekend. The drop could mean the film does not have enough momentum to carry it into record earning territory.

Despite the drop the new Batman film has still made nearly $700 million already worldwide. Even with a similar drop next weekend the film could still make around $35 million and possibly win the box office for a third consecutive weekend.

Zootopia remains very strong and fell just 16.7% from the previous weekend to come in second. Zootopia has now made $275 million in the U.S. alone. It has been in theaters for five weeks. Zootopia was followed by My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 which added $11 million during its second weekend in theaters.

God's Not Dead 2 starring Melissa Joan Hart and Jesse Metcalfe opened in fourth place. The film made $8 milloin for a $3,350 per theater average. The movie has an A CinemaScore. God's Not Dead 2 was followed by Miracles from Heaven, The Divergent Series: Allegiant and 10 Cloverfield Lane.

Meet the Blacks opened in 8th position and made $4 million in a little over 1,000 theaters. The comedy starring Mike Epps is a parody of the horror film The Purge. It is directed by Deon Taylor.

Meet the Blacks was followed by Eye in the Sky, Deadpool and Hello, My Name is Doris. You can find the box office chart for the weekend here.

The new movies opening this coming weekend include Hardcore Henry, The Boss, The Invitation and Demolition. One of them will need a strong weekend in order to keep the fading Batman v Superman from topping the box office charts again.

Photo: Warner Bros.