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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has taken $424 million at the global box office in its first five days despite poor reviews.

The global total – the fourth-highest ever – included $170.1 million in the US, a record for a March debut and the sixth-highest US opening weekend.

Batman v Superman brings the two superheroes together for the first time is a welcome success for Warner Bros.

Warner Bros has been hit by a series of expensive failures such as Jupiter Ascending and Pan in recent months.Batman v Superman Dawn of Justice Takes $424M Globally

The DC Comics adaptation, which cost more than $250 million to make, was Warner Bros’ second-highest international opening after Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2.

Dawn of Justice opened on more than 40,000 screens in 66 markets, including 16,000 in China, 4,242 in the US, 1,701 in the UK and 1,696 in South Korea.

The Zack Snyder-directed film, starring Ben Affleck and Henry Cavil, is the first of 10 DC Comics adaptations planned by Warner Bros over the next five years, including Wonder Woman and the Flash.

The first, Suicide Squad, will hit the big screen in August.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens still holds the record for the biggest box office debut weekend globally, with ticket sales of $529 million in December 2015, including $248 million in the United States.


Zack Snyder has unveiled the first picture of actor Jason Momoa in character as Aquaman, from his forthcoming film Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice.

The director tweeted the picture adding: “There is only one true King. #unitetheseven.”

It is thought to refer to DC Comics’ seven-strong Justice League; Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Green Lantern, Aquaman and Martian Manhunter.

Batman V Superman is due in cinemas March 2016.Jason Momoa as Aquaman

Momoa – who played Khal Drago in hit series – will then appear in Zack Snyder’s two Justice League films in 2017 and 2019, as well as his own Aquaman movie in 2018.

Aquaman is the ruler of the seven seas, which comic book fans have speculated could also be what Zack Snyder’s “#unitetheseven” reference means.

Zack Snyder kicked off the DC Comics Shared Universe films with 2013′s Man of Steel and other spin-offs are scheduled, with the Justice League films uniting the characters in a similar way to Marvel’s Avengers.

According to IMDB, other films planned include Suicide Squad in 2016, Wonder Woman in 2017, The Flash in 2018, Shazam in 2019, Cyborg and Green Lantern in 2020.

Batman v Superman wrapped principal photography in December 2014 and will be released on March 25, 2016.

Zack Snyder has previously used his Twitter feed to tease images from the movie, including Ben Affleck as Batman and the new look Batmobile.

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Superman’s home planet, Krypton, has been pinpointed by an influential astrophysicist hired by DC Comics.

The fictional planet Krypton would have orbited a red dwarf star called LHS 2520, says Neil deGrasse Tyson, director of the American Museum of Natural History’s Hayden Planetarium in New York City.

As reported by SPACE.com senior writer Mike Wall, the star is 27.1 light-years from Earth in the southern constellation Corvus, also known as “The Crow”, says Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson. The star is cooler and smaller than our sun.

The coordinates of LHS 2520 are:

Right Ascension: 12 hours, 10 minutes, 5.77 seconds

Declination: -15 degrees, 4 minutes, 17.9 seconds

Proper Motion: 0.76 arcseconds per year, along 172.94 degrees from due north

Superman’s home planet, Krypton, has been pinpointed by an influential astrophysicist hired by DC Comics

Superman’s home planet, Krypton, has been pinpointed by an influential astrophysicist hired by DC Comics

“This is a major milestone in the Superman mythos that gives our super hero a place in the universe,” DC Entertainment co-publisher Dan DiDio said in a company statement.

“Having Neil deGrasse Tyson in the book was one thing, but by applying real-world science to this story he has forever changed Superman’s place in history,” he said.

“Now fans will be able to look up at the night’s sky and say, <<That’s where Superman was born>>.”

The planetary details will be encompassed in a new Superman book titled Star Light, Star Bright, which comes out on Wednesday.

Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, who has a history of applying science to entertainment, will appear in the comic, aiding Superman on his adventure.

In real life, Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson made headlines in April after getting film director, James Cameron, to alter the night’s sky as seen in The Titanic due to inaccuracies. The correction was made and can be seen in the re-release of Titanic 3-D.



Superman is giving up his once-promising career in journalism.

Alter ego Clark Kent is resigning from the post of star reporter at the Daily Planet, the Metropolis newspaper where he has worked since the first Superman comics were published in the 1940s.

DC Comics, which publishes the Superman stories, says Clark Kent will walk out in protest that hard news has given way to too many “soft” entertainment stories.

The move has been prompted by the Daily Planet’s takeover by a conglomerate.

The publisher has hinted that the Man of Steel might even go the way of many journalists and become a blogger, in an effort to get his views across to a wider audience.

Superman is giving up his once-promising career in journalism

Superman is giving up his once-promising career in journalism

“Why am I the one sounding like a grizzled ink-stained wretch who believes news should be about, I don’t know, news?” says a disillusioned Clark Kent, according to a leaked panel from Wednesday’s edition of the comic that appeared on the Newsarama.com website.

New Superman writer Scott Lobdell told USA Today newspaper: “This is really what happens when a 27-year-old guy is behind a desk and he has to take instruction from a larger conglomerate with concerns that aren’t really his own.”