Snyder on the hot seat?
Well I think it fair to say that word of mouth and the sheer volume of negative criticism has hit home with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Estimates are in on its second weekend at the box office and ouch! While $52.4m is nothing to sniff at its week-on-week drop of 68.4% is because we’re in Fifty Shades of Grey (2015) territory with this one. I think some of the criticism has been excessive but a lot of people who wanted to see this film went opening weekend and I don’t think this movie is going to have the repeat viewing necessary to make the mega-mega bucks.
On a more positive note Zootopia (or Zootopolis) remains in second place and is holding strong with its target audience with a miserly 16.7% drop off at $20m. The most amazing thing to me has been the relative success of My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 given how poor it is. Are times that hard for cinema audiences? It dropped just a single place in the charts to round out the top three with $11.1m.
This weekend there’s a Melissa McCarthy comedy vehicle called The Boss coming out and the first person POV action underdog called Hardcore Henry. I suspect that The Boss will be pushing BvS for top honours next weekend but we’ll have to see if McCarthy’s light still shines bright?
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