Batman v Superman Surpasses $500 Million

Warner Bros. Pictures’ action adventure “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” continues to soar at the worldwide box office. The new movie soared past $500 million after only five days in theaters with a total of $501.9 million and counting despite less than stellar reviews. The film joins a very rare group of movies that have crossed half a billion dollars in their first week of release.

The announcement was made by Veronika Kwan Vandenberg, President of Worldwide Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures.

“We’re so proud that ‘Batman v Superman’ has become the must-see event film of the season for fans the world over,” Kwan Vandenberg stated.  “These incredible numbers are building momentum for not only this movie, but for the upcoming slate of DC Super Hero films.”

The domestic box office total now stands at more than $193.3 million, and the international figure is $308.6 million.

“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” stars Oscar winner Ben Affleck (“Argo”) as Batman/Bruce Wayne and Henry Cavill as Superman/Clark Kent in the characters’ first big-screen pairing. Zack Snyder is the director.