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In the world of movies, every weekend represents a battle. When a new movie premieres, it goes up against whatever piece of cinema happens to be dominating the box office at the moment. This weekend sees superhero showdown Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice defending its No. 1 title against Melissa McCarthy’s latest comedy, The Boss. Although early projections had predicted that The Boss would knock Dawn of Justice from its No. 1 spot, new assessments now seem to indicate that the DC film will holds its own – although just barely.
Based upon a recent report from THR, it seems that The Boss is on track to scratch at the heels of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, but it likely won’t come out on top this weekend. The report projects that the Melissa McCarthy fronted comedy is on pace to earn $21-23 million during its opening weekend, while Dawn of Justice is currently tracking a $23-25 million third weekend in theaters. Although that represents a victory for the DC superhero smack down, it’s a photo finish victory by an extremely slim margin.
By the way, it’s genuinely worth noting that the fact that The Boss even had a chance at knocking Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice off of its high horse this soon after the latter’s release is baffling. Batman v Superman has been in theaters for only a few weeks, and it has experienced an insanely severe drop in box office returns. The Boss hasn’t performed much better than Batman v Superman with critics, so it theoretically shouldn’t have had this good of a chance at victory.
Through a combination of those negative reviews and a lukewarm fan response, Dawn of Justice now seems on track to become even less profitable than its predecessor, Man of Steel. Warner Bros. has picked up on just how much of a problem this represents; as a result, they have now taken it upon themselves to adjust the way in which they approach the greater DCEU as a studio by affording more control to producers who will guide the grander vision for their cinematic universe.
If you haven’t heard much about The Boss, check out the film’s trailer below:
Between Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and The Boss, which movie do you think you’re more likely to see this weekend? Let us know what you think in the comments section below! We will keep you up to date with all of the latest and greatest box office news as it becomes available to us. Stay tuned for more details!