Everybody’s been wondering who’s going to win, Batman or Superman? Well, in New Zealand the answer is neither. Taika Waititi’s latest feature film, Hunt for the Wilderpeople has DEMOLISHED Warner Brother’s latest attempt at a superhero franchise at the box office. As both IndieWire and the New Zealand Herald points out, Wilderpeople took in a record breaking $1.3 million last weekend, soundly beating Batman v Superman’s runner up $741,000. More than half a million of the movie’s opening weekend gross was made on Saturday which makes Wilderpeople’s Saturday showing the highest grossing day for a New Zealand film ever.
Congratulations, Taika! We look forward to your next cinematic venture, whatever that may be!