Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice got off to a tremendous start on Friday, pulling in an estimated $82 million, which includes an impressive $27.7 million haul from Thursday previews. If the estimate holds it will be the fourth largest opening day of all-time, just ahead of the $81.9 million Jurassic World opened with last year. However, don't expect a $200+ million opening. The "B" CinemaScore, while not terrible, does suggest audience reaction is mixed and should result in notable drop on Saturday. As of now, rival studios are projecting an opening weekend anywhere from $165-172 million, which would make it the largest opening weekend for a movie based on a DC Comic property, largest March opening ever and place it within the top ten largest opening weekends of all-time.
Meanwhile, Universal's My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 pulled in an estimated $7.21 million on Friday from 3,133 locations along with a strong, "A-" CinemaScore. It's a great start for the film as the studio is now estimating a weekend haul north of $19 million.
Things don't look too good for The Divergent Series: Allegiant, which could be looking at as much as a 68% drop from its opening weekend last week as it took in a meager $3.65 million. However, in other news, Disney's Zootopia brought in an estimated $9.5 million, nearly matching last Friday as the film is now looking at a fourth weekend haul of $22-24 million.
Batman v Superman pulled in an estimated $67.2 million internationally on Friday for a total international cume of $115.3 million and global cume just shy of $200 million. The international total includes a $20 million opening day in China, the largest ever for a Warner Bros film; $9 million in the UK; $2.54 million in India; and $1.2 million in Japan.