Fandango's official press release below:
LOS ANGELES - April 7, 2016 - In its third week of release, "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice," is sharing the reins with Melissa McCarthy's "The Boss" at the top of Fandango's Fanticipation movie buzz indicator, scoring a powerful 81 and 80 points out of 100 points, respectively.
Among new releases, McCarthy's R-rated comedy is outselling "Tammy," her previous feature with husband-director Ben Falcone, at the same point in the Fandango sales cycle. The new first-person-perspective action flick, "Hardcore Henry," is appealing to fans of high-octane entertainment, outselling "Hitman: Agent 47" at the same point in the sales cycle.
"Movie fans in search of a date night or girls' night out are looking forward to Melissa McCarthy's latest outing as ‘The Boss,'" says Fandango Managing Editor Erik Davis, "while action fans will revisit the big-screen showdown between Batman and Superman in its third weekend or plan to take a wildly innovative ride with ‘Hardcore Henry.'"
Known for having its finger on the pulse of moviegoers, Fandango's movie buzz indicator, Fanticipation, provides statistical insight into the movies fans are planning to see in a given weekend. Fanticipation scores (based on a 1 to 100-point scale) are calculated via an algorithm of Fandango's advance ticket sales, website and mobile traffic, and social media engagement. Fanticipation is not intended as a forecast of the weekend box office; it is a snapshot of movie fan sentiment. Fandango is the nation's leading digital destination for moviegoers and fans with more than 49 million unique visitors per month.*
*According to comScore.
Warner Bros. reports that Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice added $2.84 million on Wednesday, off 65 percent from the same day last week. With $270.5 million in the domestic bank through 13 days of release, the superhero showdown is pacing just 3 percent ahead of last year's fellow Good Friday opener Furious 7, and 9 percent behind Iron Man 3.
In second place, Zootopia took in another $1.5 million yesterday, down 48 percent from last week. The latest Disney Animation blockbuster has taken in $280.1 million domestically up to this point as it paces 23 percent ahead of The LEGO Movie.
Meanwhile, God's Not Dead 2 earned $0.52 million in its sixth day of play. It now stands at $9.3 million total. Meet the Blacks grossed $0.27 million yesterday, giving it $5.0 million through six days.
By Daniel Garris
Warner's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice grossed $4.09 million on Tuesday to lead the daily box office for a twelfth straight day. The blockbuster 3D superhero film starring Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill was up 28 percent over Monday, but still down a very sharp 66 percent from last Tuesday. Yesterday's rebound does suggest that the film (and the marketplace in general) was indeed impacted on Monday by the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship Game. Batman v Superman has grossed $267.69 million in eleven days. The film is running a slim 3 percent ahead of the $259.52 million twelve-day take of last year's Furious 7 (which increased 20 percent on its second Tuesday to gross $4.36 million).
Disney's Zootopia held steady in second place with $1.91 million. The blockbuster 3D computer animated film was up 37 percent from Monday and down 48 percent from last Tuesday's inflated post-Easter performance. Zootopia has grossed a very impressive $276.67 million through 32 days. That places the film 22 percent ahead of the $227.12 million 33-day gross of 2014's The LEGO Movie. Zootopia also passed the $800 million global mark yesterday.
Universal's My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 took in $1.23 million to remain in third place. The long-awaited comedy sequel starring and written by Nia Vardalos increased a strong 56 percent over Monday and decreased 45 percent from last Tuesday. My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 has grossed a very solid $38.59 million in twelve days and is set to surpass the $40 million mark on Thursday.
Faith-based films Miracles from Heaven and God's Not Dead 2 claimed fourth and fifth place with respective daily grosses of $0.820 million and $0.724 million. Sony's Miracles from Heaven was up 58 percent over Monday, while God's Not Dead 2 was up a similar 59 percent. Respective total grosses stand at $47.87 million for Miracles from Heaven in 21 days and at a softer than expected $8.80 million for God's Not Dead 2 in five days.
By Daniel Garris
Warner's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice took in $3.19 million on Monday to lead the daily box office for an eleventh consecutive day. The blockbuster 3D superhero film starring Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill continues to be extremely front-loaded, as the film was down 77 percent from Sunday and down a very sharp 79 percent from last Monday. In addition to being affected by poor critical reviews and mixed word of mouth, Batman v Superman may have taken a bigger hit than other films did on Monday from the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship Game. Batman v Superman has grossed $263.60 million in eleven days. The film is now running just 3 percent ahead of the $255.16 million eleven-day take of last year's Furious 7 (which fell 76 percent on its second Monday to gross $3.64 million).
Disney's Zootopia took second place with $1.40 million. The blockbuster 3D computer animated film declined 74 percent from Sunday and a sharp 70.5 percent from last Monday's inflated post-Easter performance. Zootopia has grossed $276.67 million through 32 days. That places the film 22.5 percent ahead of the $225.85 million 32-day gross of 2014's The LEGO Movie. Globally, Zootopia has grossed a massive $799.7 million to date and is set to surpass the $800 million global mark today.
Universal's My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 claimed third place with $0.785 million. The long-awaited comedy sequel starring and written by Nia Vardalos was down 73 percent from Sunday and down 61 percent from last Monday. My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 continues to perform on the very high end of expectations with $37.37 million in eleven days. That places the film just below the $37.53 million eleven-day gross of last year's The Intern.
Disney's Official Release:
With $276.7M domestically and $523M internationally as of April 4, Disney’s Zootopia will leap past the $800 million mark at the global box office on Tuesday, April 5. The #1 industry release of 2016 globally, Zootopia is the second biggest Walt Disney Animation Studios’ release of all time in its original release (after Frozen) and the third biggest overall (after Frozen and The Lion King). It’s also Disney’s sixth biggest animated release of all time and the industry’s fifth biggest original IP animated film ever (fourth biggest excluding re-releases).
With a 98% Certified Fresh RottenTomatoes score, Zootopia has seen continued enthusiasm from audiences around the globe, including in the U.S. where it is one of the highest grossing March releases of all time; in Russia, where it’s the second biggest industry release ever; and in China, where it has grossed Rmb 1,444M ($222M USD).