EXCLUSIVE: In the latest Fandango survey, moviegoers say that the introduction of Wonder Woman in Warner Bros.’ Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice is a primary draw for them. The film hits U.S. theaters tomorrow at 6 PM, and some exhibitors have raised their opening-weekend projections to north of $160M. Currently, BvS reps 90% of Fandango’s weekend ticket sales, and the Zack Snyder film is outstripping pre-sales for all superhero titles at this point in time including The Dark Knight Rises and Avengers: Age Of Ultron. Advance ticket sales for BvS among all services is figured between $20M-$25M.
In Fandango’s lead-up survey to BvS, 88% said they were excited to finally see Wonder Woman on the big screen. Fast & Furious actress Gal Gadot has stepped into the armored bathing suit and Wonder Woman gets her own movie on June 23, 2017. Sixty percent of those moviegoers polled are also intrigued to watch Jesse Eisenberg’s take on Lex Luther, 82% said they’ve seen Snyder’s Man Of Steel, while 66% are fans of his work. More than half of those polled at 61% said they’ll see BvS more than once. And in regards to the playground hypothetical –who would you root for: Batman or Superman? — 59% are standing with Batman, while 41% are on Team Superman.
On Fandango’s buzz-indicator Fanticipation meter, BvS currently has a 98% want-to-see, followed by Universal’s My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 which rests at 78%.
The first round of reviews hit the Internet yesterday for BvS, and even though the film carries a 41% Rotten Tomatoes score, only 66 reviews have been counted. Typically, Rotten Tomatoes finals its scores around 300 reviews.