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Are you going to stop hating on Batmans box office total now?

Yes, it actually did well 29 22.83%
 
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Dark_Feanor said:
I think it took some time to people realise how overestimated DoFP was.

Brian Singer is very limited as an action director. He didn´t bring anyting new to the franchise

Uhhhh... since he directed 5 out of the 6 main entries of the franchise, he had to have brought a hole bunch of new stuff to it...



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I mean this was the first movie I fell asleep in the theater for. It was absolute garbage. I'm surprised it even grossed that much second week but for some reason people continue suffering through X-Men movies hoping for a decent one.



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Skratchy said:
I actually really dig this Xmen series. I don't get what all the hate is about.

Yeah, I've enjoyed all of them. I just don't get what the hate is about. 



no Hugh Jack in this movie?



Xmen movies have never done 800m WW. It's not the 2 most popular superheros ever teaming up for the first time when just ONE of them had made a billion his last 2 solo movies. Expectations were different. Also this movie wasn't that good either. It's better than BvS but that's like saying getting punched in the nose is better than getting punched in the balls.



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Who's BM'ing the BvS earnings? I thought everyone recognised that BvS has done well on the money side and that despite being a disappointing movie in many ways it's guaranteed to keep the DCU train rolling.



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Jpcc86 said:
I don't think any superhero movie HAS to gross a billion to be considered succesfull, but I also don't think it was too high an expectation considering it had a 250k budget, starred the trinity or superheroes most known to mankind at the time Superhero films are in their most popular, the great precedent we had with Nolan's Batman films, and was supposed to kickstar the whole DCU.

But on the flip side there was a lot of shit being thrown at BvS before the first thing was known about the movie itself because of Ben Affleck taking over as Bruce Wayne. MoS did OK, but not great, and as far as DC movies go we really only have the Bale trilogy as a recent big success. 

When you look at the Superman movies, what you mostly have is OK to poor box office results. The only amazeballs performance was the original 1978 movie that made $134 million in the USA, equates to >$400 million in today's money n the USA alone. Superman II did almost as well, then Superman III was disappointing and Superman IV was a failure. Superman Returns failed to break even, which is why it never got a sequel. Man of Steel only just made it to profit at the box office, and possibly wouldn't have got a sequel without the plan being to create the DCU to rival the MCU.

And a re-boot of Batman was far from a sure thing. I think people who expected $1 billion as a minimum KPI had far too high expectations. If the movie had been as critically praised as the Avengers movies I think $1 billion was a lock. But with it's relatively poor reviews I think nearly $900 million is an amazing result. It actually suggests that if WB/DC can make a great movie next up then $1.5 billion is definitely possible. So really the box office performance of BvS should give WB quite a bit of confidence.



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Dark_Feanor said:
I think it took some time to people realise how overestimated DoFP was.

Brian Singer is very limited as an action director. He didn´t bring anyting new to the franchise

He had the balls to do apocalypse though. Everyone knew critics were going to hate him, but fans love him. He made a film for the fans, so he gets all the cheers i can give.



Ka-pi96 said:
With the lack of Hugh Jackman it's not that surprising it flopped. I mean, which other X-Men are worth watching the movie for?

magnito... the best character of them all. personally i watch xmen movies for him. 



Well, X-Men numbers aren't great but that doesn't really help Warner. That's like when Apple has a year lower as expected and you try to say how great it was because LG did also bad.

Not to forget that all the other X-Men movies weren't big either (well, Days of Future Past got a nice revenue bonus for good reviews and word of mouth). You wouldn't really expect this one to be big especially after we had already some superhero movies this year (I mean, many  people don't watch a movie every few weeks in cinema especially all from the same category) and with some other decent sized  releases before and after it. BvS released at a very good time without much other stuff in the cinemas. 

It's at $265m WW right now and has still to release in China and japan. It has to beat $460m to be the second highest grossing X-Men movie. 

And it won't get my money, saw already too much superhero stuff this year.