- Associated Press - Sunday, March 27, 2016

Six of the top 10 movie openings of all-time belong to superhero films following the estimated $170.1 million debut of “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.”

When final figures are released Monday, the Warner Bros. release may drop a notch below “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2.” But the huge opening is just the most recent movie to open with box-office far beyond the once hard-to-reach $100 million mark.

Here’s where the “Batman v Superman” opening ranks:

1. “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” $248 million. (Dec. 18, 2015)

2. “Jurassic World,” $208.8 million. (June 12, 2015)

3. “The Avengers,” $207.4 million. (May 4, 2012)

4. “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” $191.2 million (May 1, 2015)

5. “Iron Man 3,” $174.1 million (May 3, 2013)

6. “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” $170.1 million

7. “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2,” $169.2 million. (July 15, 2011)

8. “The Dark Knight Rises,” $160.9 million. (July 20, 2012)

9. “The Dark Knight,” $160.9 million (July 18, 2008)

10. “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” $158.1 million (Nov. 22, 2013)


Figures not adjusted for inflation.

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