Despite Batman Vs. Superman having a less than stellar Friday performance at the box office, the movie did as expected for Saturday and will more than likely match estimates of a $52.4 million gross for its second weekend, giving "Dawn of Justice" the #1 spot again.
The good news is that Batman vs. Superman jumped 48% from Friday to Saturday: $22.6 million on Saturday compared to Friday’s $15.3 million.
The less than good news is that Batman Vs. Superman dropped 68% overall for the weekend, which is only a point behind the disastrous X-Men Origins: Wolverine's 69%, and BVS faced no competition this weekend.
Domestically, Batman Vs. Superman has grossed $261.5 million in just 10 days; worldwide it's approaching
$600 $700 million (currently $682.9 million).
Final numbers will be in Monday.
Update: WB released the following (via THR):
"We're not concerned with the drop," said Warners domestic distribution chief Jeff Goldstein. "No matter how you slice it, to get to $52 million on any given weekend is an enormous accomplishment. We’re most focused on where we are in total. And our global number is huge."
"Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" is directed by Zack Snyder starring Ben Affleck as Batman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Jeremy Irons as Alfred, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Ray Fisher as Cyborg with Callan Mulvey, Holly Hunter as Senator Finch and Tao Okamoto as Mercy Graves.
Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before.