“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” is Fandango’s top pre-selling superhero film ever, beating previous record holders, “The Dark Knight Rises” and “Avengers: Age of Ultron.”
According to Fandango, “Batman v Superman” represented more than 90 percent of the company’s ticket sales for the weekend.
“Batman v Superman” stars Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill in the roles of Batman and Superman, respectively, and sees Batman leading a crusade against Superman, driven by the belief that the Kryptonian is too powerful to be trusted.
Directed by Zack Snyder, the movie’s cast also includes Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Amy Adams as Superman’s girlfriend Lois Lane, Diane Lane as Superman’s Earth mom Martha Kent, Laurence Fishburne as Daily Planet editor Perry White, and Holly Hunter as a crusading anti-Superman U.S. senator.
“The Dark Knight Rises” went on to gross $448 million domestically, while “Avengers: Age of Ultron” earned $459 million since its May 2015 debut.