BATMAN V SUPERMAN Defies Critics; $180 Million U.S. Weekend Projected

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In Snyder V Critics, director Zack seems immune to the kryptonite of a 29% Rotten Tomatoes average.

Despite a critical bludgeoning, Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice isn’t simply on track to meet its $150 million 3-day projection; it’s now expected to surpass it by at least $30 million on way to a possible $180 million opening weekend haul in North America.

This uptick comes off the heels of a record-setting Thursday night take for an Easter weekend. Batman V Superman‘s $27.7 million Thursday previews crushed the Easter Thursday night record set just last year by Furious 7‘s $15.8 million. BvS is tracking to pull in $78 to $83 million on Good Friday alone.

If word-of-mouth is as good as the box office, Warner Bros. and DC will have nothing to worry about when the first official Justice League movie starts shooting – as planned, with director Zack Snyder returning – in mid-April.

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