Could Batman v. Superman be Time Warner's next big moneymaking franchise?
The comic-inspired film is already slated to open at least $120 million, and as much as $140 million, according to early tracking by Hollywood's trade magazine, Variety. That would put it near the top March spot held by "The Hunger Games," which opened at $152.5 million in 2012, Variety reports.
Tickets went on sale Monday for the big-budget film that pits two iconic heroes as rivals,Variety reported, with a blockbuster rollout expected both domestically and abroad.
"Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice" opens March 25, Easter weekend. Warner Bros. did not immediately respond to CNBC's request for comment.
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