"Batman v Superman" Opening in China and US on the Same Day

Sat, February 6th, 2016 at 10:59am PST

Anthony Couto, Assistant Editor

March 25 will be a big day for audiences around the globe, as it has been confirmed that "Batman v Superman" will open on the same day in China as it will in North America.

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Jonathan Papish, Chinese Film Industry Analyst, made the announcement via Twitter:

In light of studios' growing interest in big overseas box office numbers, the China release date for movies has become a key factor in a blockbuster, like "Batman v Superman's," success.

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Warners' "The Dark Knight Rises" and "Man of Steel" were both successful in China, earning $54.6 million and $63.4 million, respectively -- but the studio will no doubt be expecting sizeable box office numbers, considering their expectation that the film will launch into the DC Cinematic Universe.

"Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" hits theaters on March 25.

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