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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Time Warner (TWX) stock is gaining 2.29% to $71.61 in mid-morning trading on Monday after "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice," the latest movie from the New York City-based media and entertainment company, exceeded box office expectations during its opening weekend. 

The film, produced by Time Warner subsidiary Warner Bros., generated $170.1 million in North American theaters last weekend, surpassing estimates of $150 million, MKM Partners analysts wrote in a note this morning.

The successful debut of "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" will help propel overall box office revenue growth for the 2016 first quarter.

"[T]hanks to the sizable opening from 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice' along with stronger than expected results from multiple films throughout the quarter, the box office is likely to finish up in the low double-digits," analysts added.

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