HOLLYWOOD—Well, that was quick. It’s apparent that the critics might have had a much bigger impact on the superhero flick “Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice” than Americans thought. The flick which reigned supreme at the box-office for the past 2 weeks fell to a comedy this weekend.
“The Boss” starring Melissa McCarthy as a foul-mouthed, cash-laced titan, who falls on tough times rose to the top spot with $23.5 million. The comedy also starring Kristen Bell just barely edged out “Dawn of Justice” which landed in second place just a few thousand dollars behind with $23.4 million. So there is a strong possibility the superheroes could claim the top spot come Monday when official numbers are released.
No tears cause “Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice” is likely to cross the $300 million mark at the domestic box-office within the next day or so. “Zootopia” nabbed third place with $14.4 million to bring its domestic total near the $300 million mark. Comedy was indeed having a good time at the box-office this weekend as “My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2” added another $6.4 million to its tally to bring its domestic haul to over $46 million.
Rounding out the top five was the action flick “Hardcore Henry” with $5.1 million. This weekend should be an interesting one to say the least as the live-action version of “The Jungle Book” arrives and the third chapter in the “Barbershop” franchise, “Barbershop: The Next Cut” arrives in theaters.