UPDATE, 1:48 PM: Batman V Superman‘s worldwide Wednesday amounted to $28 million, taking its global tally to $530.4M. Attitudes are shifting among analysts and they believe the title might actually get to $1B worldwide. Current foreign take is at $329.1M. Breaking down the top territories: China is at $69.4M, and as we mentioned yesterday the expectation is that it hits $100M. Th UK is at $31.4M, Mexico counts $23.3M, Brazil is at $15.6M, Australia stands at $13.8M, France has $11.3M, and Italy amounts to $11M.
PREVIOUS, 7:19 AM: Warner Bros.’ Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice raced past $200 million yesterday in its sixth day at the domestic box office. While this benchmark has been hit during the course of an opening weekend in recent times by such titles as Disney’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens and The Avengers Universal’s Jurassic World, BvS joins The Dark Knight Rises, Iron Man 3 and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire in terms of passing the two-century mark in six days. By comparison, last year’s Easter hit Furious 7 eclipsed $200M in eight days, despite having stronger daily holds on its Tuesday (-5%) and Wednesday (-31%).
BvS made $8.1M on yesterday, down 33% from Tuesday, making it the second-best Wednesday in March history behind the $8.4M made by The Passion of the Christ on March 3, 2004. Its stateside cume sits at $201.3M. Wednesday is a more difficult day to notch B.O. records since it’s when a number of films usually open.
Also per Fandango this morning, BvS is still their top-selling pic in advance ticket sales. Fandango observes that there’s more robust repeat ticket purchases for Zack Snyder’s movie, 30% higher than your average blockbuster.