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“Batman v Superman” Hauls in $82 Million Friday

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If nothing else, Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill have proven themselves to be the World’s Finest at the box office.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” raked in a historic $82 million on Friday, good for the fourth-biggest opening day of all time, according to BoxOffice.com. The figure includes the $27.7 million raked in during Thursday’s advance preview night. The Zack Synder feature is on track for a $170 million weekend, despite tepid critical response.

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Barring a catastrophic drop-off, Warner Bros. looks like it will safely make back the movie’s reported $250 million budget, and the studio’s foray into building its own unified cinematic universe based on DC characters, and plans to set up a future “Justice League” movie, appears to be a success with fans.

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“Dawn of Justice” has made waves internationally, as well, as analysts at BoxOfficeChina estimated that with a $22.3 million intake on Saturday, the movie has made $42 million there.

Check back with CBR throughout the weekend for all the latest on the “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” opening.