Originally Posted by theShape
I hope you're joking. Crowded summer or not, we're talking about a movie that has the potential to be one of the all-time highest grossers. It's literally a historical event. This isn't Iron Man 2...featuring the first film appearance of War Machine! This is the first time Superman and Batman...literally two of the most iconic superheroes in all of pop culture...have ever shared the big screen together since their creations, following a successful Superman reboot which grossed nearly 700mil worldwide on its own. To say that this next film will only make slightly more than MOS seems a bit dense, if I'm being honest.
This is a movie that may very well make over $200million domestically (a la The Avengers) in its opening weekend alone. The thing hasn't started filming yet so we haven't seen even a hint of the immense buzz that's going to build over the next year and a half. Honestly, if Iron Man 3 could have the box office run that it had, I pretty much have little doubt that Superman/Batman (also featuring Wonder Woman) will be even bigger.
Why would you hope he's joking? I'm also expecting 800 to be the minimum. The thing is we simply do not know enough about the movie to justify predicting $1bil. And just because it will feature Batman and Superman, doesn't mean that 1bil is a feasible goal anyway. A movie's success is not based on solely 2 characters, it's an assemblage of other stuff too.
Why would you even compare IM3's success to BvS's potential? The reason it did as well as it did is because of RDJ's immense popularity, the growing popularity of the IM character, wit, humour, and sarcasm in dialogue. BvS doesn't come close seeing as how little we know about the film.