Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice keeps on winning, even though its CinemaScore is the same as that notorious Warner Bros. bomb Catwoman. Fans simply don't care what the critics think, as the superhero epic pulls in an additional $15.05 million at the box office on Monday. The adventure, which teams The Dark Knight and the Man of Steel for the first time ever on the big screen has pulled in $181.06 million during its first four days of release.
Following Easter Weekend, nearly 45% of schools were off this past Monday, which allowed for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice to flourish during afternoon matinees. Zack Snyder's superhero epic scored the best Monday in March at the domestic box office, beating former record holder The Hunger Games. It posted a high of $10.8 million back on March 26, 2012.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice experienced only a 55% drop from Sunday's take of $33.79 million. The top Monday record holder of all time is Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which took in $40.1 million during its first Monday of release. With its $15 million Monday take, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is now the 30th highest grossing Monday on record, knocking 2009's Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen down a notch.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice holds the opening weekend record for the Easter holiday, for March and for pre-summer, earning an estimated $166.1 million over the course of its first three day weekend. This proved to be an all-time box office high for stars Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill, as well as director Zack Snyder. In all-time box office numbers, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice's 4-day box office run ranks 8th behind The Dark Knight, which earned $182.9 million during its first four days back in 2008, and just ahead of The Dark Knight Rises, which scored $180.3 million in 2012.
Deadpool still holds the top pre-summer Monday box office, earning $19.76 million back on February 15 of this past year, the day after Valentine's Day. A low Rotten Tomatoes score of 29%, a B CinemaScore, and poor word of mouth may cause problems for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice as it heads into its second weekend. The movie is expected to drop off by 65%, with earnings speculated to be around $58 million. When all is said and done, most believe Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will actually end up turning a profit. So, how many times have you seen it? And do you plan on seeing Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice again? Sound off in the comment section below.