It also smashed the record for a movie opening outside of summer
Opening around the world this weekend, Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice has just received early word on it's opening box office numbers, and the folks at Warner Bros should be very happy.
The movie, which reportedly came with a $400 million price tag ($250 million production, $150 promotional), has already made $424 million around the world in it's first three days of screenings.
This makes it the biggest comic book movie opening weekend of all time, beating previous record holder Avengers: Age Of Ultron's $398 million.
Of the total amount, $170 million came from the U.S. alone, making it the biggest opening for any Warner Bros movie (including The Dark Knight Trilogy and all Harry Potter movies), and is the sixth biggest opening of all time behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Jurassic World, Marvel's The Avengers, Avengers: Age Of Ultron and Iron Man 3.
While the movie currently sits with a disappointing 29% on review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes, the healthy box office score does bode well for future Warner Bros/DC comic movies, including the upcoming Suicide Squad, Wonder Woman, Aquaman and the Justice League two-parter, all due for release between now and 2020.