The Boss edges out Batman v Superman at the box office


Tony Danza v Bruce Springsteen

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice would inevitably drop to second place at the box office--such is the law of diminishing returns--yet who would have predicted that Melissa McCarthy's The Boss would knock the boys out? The Boss made $23.48 in its opening weekend, which edged out Batman v Superman's third week gross of $23.43. Meanwhile, Hardcore Henry debuted at fifth place, making just $5 million.

It's looking like Batman v Superman will just cross over the $800 million mark worldwide, the supposed break-even point for the expensive production. (It's at $783 million right now.) Making $1 billion, however, seems like a stretch. Regardless, the movie probably broke even or turned a profit already thanks to product placement and merchandise.

It's okay about not making a billion on your franchise-starter, Warner Bros. It's like my aunt Mona once said:

"There's a time for love and a time for living: you take a chance and face the wind. There's an open road and a road that’s hidden; a brand new life around the bend. There were times when I lost a dream or two. Found the trail, and at the end was you. There's a path you take and a path untaken. The choice is up to you my friend. Nights are long, but you're on your way to a brand new life--brand new life!--a brand new life around the bend."

[via Box Office Mojo]

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