Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will debut this weekend an with 4,2000 US theaters set to showcase the film, analysts are betting on the biggest opening weekend of all time.
The March box office record is currently held by The Hunger Games, which made $152.5 million in 2012. Analysts believe the new superhero film could beat that record.
The film is expected to take in at least $150 million in the US,, according to box office analysts.
The film by DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. will also open in 65 markets around the world on Friday including the world’s second biggest market, China.
With such a huge international rollout, analysts have predicted the $300 million weekend haul.
The superhero mashup starring Henry Cavill as the Man of Steel and Ben Affleck as the Caped Crusader could be one of 2016’s biggest blockbuster films.
There isn’t another huge blockbuster arriving for weeks. That fact should allow the movie to dominate the box office for weeks.
Online ticket site Fandango reports that the film has topped the presales for any superhero film in the site’s history.
The movie hasn’t been well received on Rotten Tomatoes, where it currently holds a 40% score. That could slow ticket sales following opening weekend.