After a massive opening weekend at the box office, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will most likely dominate for the next few weeks in theaters, raising the bar higher for a slew of superhero movies coming this summer. For those who have already seen the movie on opening weekend and want to explore the actual sets used, Housely discovered that all you need is Google Maps. Fans can simply search for "Bruce Wayne Mansion" on Google Maps, and you can see the exact sets used in Michigan for the movie.
The Google Maps tour of Wayne Manor includes Bruce Wayne's posh lakefront house, along with images from his high-tech Batcave, the Batwing and even the superhero suit of his former sidekick Robin, featuring the hand-scrawled message from The Joker which we saw in the trailer. According to the maps, these sets can be found in Orion Charter Township, Michigan, but we don't know for sure if these sets are actually still up at the location.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice took in $166 million over the weekend to become the highest-grossing movie to ever debut in March, breaking The Hunger Games' record of $152.5 million set in 2012. We reported last week that advanced ticket sales for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice were out-pacing Deadpool, which took in a record-breaking $132.4 million over its opening weekend, the highest debut ever for an R-rated movie. The movie has gone on to earn $340.9 million domestically and $390 million internationally for a worldwide haul of $731 million, with many wondering if it can surpass the $1 billion worldwide plateau. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice easily surpassed the Merc With the Mouth's debut, but, unlike Deadpool, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has not won the critics over.
When the first Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice reviews were posted, the movie had a 40% Rotten score on the Rotten Tomatoes TomatoMeter, a number which has now slipped to 28% as of today. Still, despite no love from the critics, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has a 72% score from Rotten Tomatoes users, and with the movie poised for another box office win this weekend, it seems this superhero adventure is truly "critic-proof." We'll have to wait and see if Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice can cross $1 billion at the box office as its theatrical run continues.
Later this summer, fans will get an R-rated Ultimate Edition of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice on Blu-ray and DVD, and hopefully some of the special features will reveal more details about these Michigan sets used by the production. To take the tour of Wayne Manor yourself, just check out the Google Maps embed below to explore Batman's humble abode, and his Batcave below. Stay tuned for more on Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice as its theatrical run continues.