BOX OFFICE: MAN OF STEEL Now Predicted To Make $105 Million During Opening Weekend
A few negative reviews will seemingly do nothing to stop Superman from demolishing the competition this weekend at the North American box office! The latest estimates ahead of Man of Steel's opening at midnight tonight have the reboot pegged as grossing upwards of $105 million. Read on for details!
While Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures are sticking to their conservative estimate of an $85 million opening for Man of Steel in North America this weekend, tracking is currently at $95 million and many analysts believe that it will soar higher than $105 million over the course of its three day opening. $100 million would of course be ideal, especially as the movie would then join an elite club of only 24 other releases which have managed to hit that number on their opening weekend. While it could be argued that a few million either way won't matter in the long run, the headlines and buzz this generates could ultimately lead to it grossing much more. With a sequel reportedly on the way and Justice League not too far behind, it's essential that Man of Steel does well. "Comic book movies can do that," Exhibitor Relations vice-president and senior analyst Jeff Bock said of the chances that it will in fact over perform rather than disappoint. "Because of the fan boys, these movies have more power behind them than most films, and this one really is highly anticipated." Its main competition (not in terms of hitting the #1 spot, but from how many screens and dollars it loses) will come from comedy, This Is The End.
In the pantheon of superheroes, Superman is the most recognized and revered character of all time. Clark Kent/Kal-El (Henry Cavill) is a young twenty-something journalist who feels alienated by powers beyond his imagination. Transported years ago to Earth from Krypton, a highly advanced, distant planet, Clark struggles with the ultimate question 'Why am I here?' Shaped by the values of his adoptive parents Martha (Diane Lane) and Jonathan Kent (Kevin Costner), Clark discovers having extraordinary abilities means making difficult decisions. When the world is in dire need of stability, an even greater threat emerges. Clark must become a Man of Steel, to protect the people he loves and shine as the world’s beacon of hope – Superman.
Henry Cavill as Clark Kent/Superman
Amy Adams as Lois Lane
Kevin Costner as Jonathan Kent
Diane Lane as Martha Kent
Michael Shannon as Zod
RELEASE DATE: June 14th, 2013.
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