1. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (review here)- $170.1M
After all of the ballyhoo about 'Batman v Superman', its awful critical reviews and concerns of a superhero flop, the film arrives and is not only liked by fans, but its scoring record-breaking numbers. Zack Snyder's clash of the DC titans opened with $170.1M, the biggest pre-summer debut of ever and the highest opening weekend of 2016. It ranks as the sixth biggest debut weekend of all-time, and the largest ever for Warner Bros. Internationally you can throw in an additional $254M making for a whopping $424M worldwide, numbers that should having the studio bean counters smiling, even with a reported $250M production budget. However, there is a concern. The film opened with $82M on Friday night, another record, but obviously it leveled off considerably after that. Could it be critical response is affecting audience turn out? Or is it just the impact of Easter weekend? We'll find out over the course of the next few days, but for now the future looks bright for Snyder, Suicide Squad, and the rest of the DCU slate.
2. Zootopia- $23.1M/$240.5M
3. My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (review here)- $18.1M
In terms of counterprogramming, setting Nia Vardalos' My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 opposite 'Batman v Superman' was a stroke of genius. The sequel to her unexpected hit comedy from 14 years ago earned $18.1M, which buys a lot of baklava. Note that the reviews for this one weren't very good, either, but like 'Batman v Superman' there's an audience out there who will love it unconditionally. Keep in mind the first film opened wide with only $3M but had tremendous longevity, ending its run globally with more than $360M. It's too early to say if the sequel will have those kinds of legs, but obviously this is a pretty good start.
4. Miracles from Heaven- $9.5M/$34.1M
5. The Divergent Series: Allegiant- $9.5M/$46.6M
To get an idea how poorly Allegiant is doing compared to the previous films, it's lagging behind them both by roughly $40M over the same time period. With an ax being taken to the final movie's budget maybe this franchise can end on a graceful high note.
6. 10 Cloverfield Lane- $6M/$56M
7. Deadpool- $5M/$349.4M
8. London has Fallen- $2.9M/$55.6M
9. Hello, My Name is Doris- $1.5M/$3.1M
10. Eye in the Sky (review here)- $1M/$1.7M