By Daniel Garris
Warner’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice took in $3.19 million on Monday to lead the daily box office for an eleventh consecutive day. The blockbuster 3D superhero film starring Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill continues to be extremely front-loaded, as the film was down 77 percent from Sunday and down a very sharp 79 percent from last Monday. In addition to being affected by poor critical reviews and mixed word of mouth, Batman v Superman may have taken a bigger hit than other films did on Monday from the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship Game. Batman v Superman has grossed $263.60 million in eleven days. The film is now running just 3 percent ahead of the $255.16 million eleven-day take of last year’s Furious 7 (which fell 76 percent on its second Monday to gross $3.64 million).
Disney’s Zootopia took second place with $1.40 million. The blockbuster 3D computer animated film declined 74 percent from Sunday and a sharp 70.5 percent from last Monday’s inflated post-Easter performance. Zootopia has grossed $276.67 million through 32 days. That places the film 22.5 percent ahead of the $225.85 million 32-day gross of 2014’s The LEGO Movie. Globally, Zootopia has grossed a massive $799.7 million to date and is set to surpass the $800 million global mark today.
Universal’s My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 claimed third place with $0.785 million. The long-awaited comedy sequel starring and written by Nia Vardalos was down 73 percent from Sunday and down 61 percent from last Monday. My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 continues to perform on the very high end of expectations with $37.37 million in eleven days. That places the film just below the $37.53 million eleven-day gross of last year’s The Intern.