As predicted, the epic showdown directed by Zach Snyder, Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice, cleaned up this weekend: 35.3% of MoviePass members ended up making it to the movie.
It did about two points worse than Deadpool during its opening weekend with members, and you have to wonder if this was due to the overwhelmingly negative reviews and maybe even Ben Affleck’s sad reaction to all that negativity. Still, with $170M at the box office, the movie certainly didn’t slow down and, in my opinion, was never going to be a movie that was critically well-received across the board anyway. People wanted to see Batman and Superman duke it out, and Snyder delivered on that.
Runner-up was the only other wide release of the weekend, My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2. It fared well considering the competition, with 14% of check-ins going to the GREEK-quel (yep, I went there). At the box office, it lagged behind Zootopia, which took second, but still had a strong third place with $14M.
10 Cloverfield Lane is holding remarkably well among members: it dropped 55% from last week to arrive at 6.2% for third place in its third week. It held better than Divergent: Allegiant, which fell 68% in its second week to take fourth place with 5.9%. Then at the bottom of the top five, the Sally Field-starring Hello, My Name is Doris ended up with a huge 5.5% considering it was in limited theaters. It’s getting rave reviews, so this might be one you want to add to your “to watch” list if it ends up playing in your area.
What’s next week? It’ll be a slower weekend, nothing too huge releasing, so it’s likely Batman vs Superman will remain in the top three. Wide releases include the faith-based sequel God’s Not Dead 2 and the Mike Epps-starring comedy Meet the Blacks. In limited, we’ll see director Richard Linklater‘s movie Everybody Wants Some!! release on Wednesday and Miles Ahead, the Miles Davis biopic starring Don Cheadle. I honestly can’t see any of these movies making it into the top two positions. Potentially Miles Ahead if more reviews turn out positively (it’s currently at 65% Fresh with 20 reviews), but given what we’ve seen in the past, members are probably going to stick with some holdovers they may not have caught yet like Allegiant, Zootopia, 10 Cloverfield, and Batman vs Superman.
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