Disney’s will-they-won’t-they relationship with 20th Century Fox has been going on for a few weeks now. Disney has flirted with buying Fox a few times only to back out, but it looks like this time it might actually go through, and possibly by the beginning of next week. But if the deal really does go through, have you even thought about the repercussions? Well, for starters, Disney would literally have part ownership of Batman.
In the comics, one of Batman’s most sacred virtues is to never kill his foes. That’s not been the case in his cinematic incarnations, where Batman is more than happy to murder dozens of people to get the job done. The latest Batman though, even after one movie, is setting himself up to be the most brutal take ever.
It’s one of the most famous comic books of all time, and now we have our first look at the upcoming adaptation of Alan Moore’s The Killing Joke, starring Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill.
It’s a $254 million overseas debut and a whopping $424.1 million worldwide debut for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. 59% of that foreign total came from 3D screens and 8.5% ($36m) of the global $424m gross came from a record-high 945 IMAX screens. If I was a little nitpicky over that $170.1 million domestic debut this morning, then I have little beyond congrats at this juncture to offer regarding the overseas numbers. It’s a massive debut and a strong start for an important franchise installment.