BOX OFFICE: MAN OF STEEL Opens With Super $21M In Thursday Night Showings
Warner Bros.' Man Of Steel has begun its box office run in North America, and the Zack Snyder-directed reboot has already taken in a stellar $21M in total Thursday night grosses. Hit the jump for more details.
Despite rather mixed reviews, Man Of Steel is guaranteed to be one of the highest grossing films of the year. Predictions for the film's opening weekend have been all over the place, with Warner Bros. predicting $80M and box office observers expecting $85-100M (if not more). Now, the Zack Snyder-directed reboot has taken in a super (pun intended) Thursday night gross. Man Of Steel opened in midnight showings with $9M, and combined with WB and Walmart's special screenings taking in $12M, the movie has made $21M last night. This is higher than Iron Man 3's $15.6M gross when the Marvel threequel opened last month, and this brings Steel in third place on the highest late-night grosses list (behind Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows Part 2's $43.5M and The Dark Knight Rises' $30.6M). Of course, this is fantastic news for DC Comics fans, as Man Of Steel is expected to kick off a DC movie universe. Will you be seeing Superman's latest big screen outing this weekend?
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