BOX OFFICE: MAN OF STEEL Remains #1 In The UK Despite Competition From WORLD WAR Z

Despite being one of a few comic book movies not to open in the UK ahead of the rest of the world and the fact that Superman is very much viewed as an American icon, Zack Snyder's Man of Steel has thrived in its second week of release. Read on for details!

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By Josh Wilding - 6/26/2013

Monsters University doesn't open in the UK until next month (See? We don't get EVERYTHING first...), so Man of Steel only had one serious competitor this past weekend; World War Z. However, despite an aggressive advertising campaign by Paramount, the Zack Snyder directed and Christopher Nolan produced reboot came out on top for a second week in a row. In North America, Man of Steel fell to third place. Despite a drop of 55% in ticket sales, it just managed to beat World War Z and faced no real competition from new releases, Before Midnight and Snitch. The UK box office top ten in full can be found below along with some updates from across the pond.

1. (1) Man of Steel - £5,073,356
2. (-) World War Z - £4,535,899
3. (2) After Earth - £432,881
4. (5) Behind the Candelabra - £367,888
5. (3) The Hangover Part III - £316,888
6. (-) Snitch - £268,229
7. (4) Epic - £251,038
8. (-) Before Midnight - £244,231
9. (6) Fast & Furious 6 - £160,851
10. (7) The Great Gatsby - £158,927








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ManOfKrypton - 6/26/2013, 3:40 AM
This is why we get films ahead of the US.
Jollem - 6/26/2013, 3:46 AM
viewed as, because he is :)
Jollem - 6/26/2013, 3:47 AM
great use of 3d in the movie
CoulsonLives - 6/26/2013, 3:49 AM
I'm guessing The Flash watched it in every part of the world! :D Go KAL son of EL!
thewolfx - 6/26/2013, 3:49 AM
Uk people got it right
TheGambitFreakIsBatmanOfCBM - 6/26/2013, 3:52 AM
Haha, that's irony if you ever saw it.

An American hero as #1 in UK, and the foreign UN Zombie movie as #2 in the U.S., higher than said American hero film.

And don't even get me started on the Brit playing Supes, lol.

Now get to work, Fox!


Smarfi - 6/26/2013, 3:54 AM
Hmmmm.....I wonder how many Americans are pissed a Brit is playing Supes?
Luminus - 6/26/2013, 3:56 AM
CoulsonLives - 6/26/2013, 3:57 AM
@GambitFreak
The game needed more Hydra Bob...
AstroZombie - 6/26/2013, 3:58 AM
CoulsonLives - 6/26/2013, 3:59 AM
@SickinHead
I don't think that's a problem... The problem is that I want a Flash movie... :(
CoulsonLives - 6/26/2013, 4:01 AM
@AnarklyntheUSA
I want to be a modern dancer....
CoulsonLives - 6/26/2013, 4:02 AM
@Khan
Is that a challenge sir? cause I accept... XD
gambgel - 6/26/2013, 4:05 AM
214m already on USA, it will reach 300m for sure!

and at least 300m internationally too, probably more, to final numbers could be around 700m. Pretty good!
MoeEL - 6/26/2013, 4:05 AM
uk people .....RESPECT
CoulsonLives - 6/26/2013, 4:06 AM
Get ready for fan butt hurt that are obviously trolls... Or people who don't read comics...
Jollem - 6/26/2013, 4:07 AM
yeah, but the avengers is still a fun watch :)
Jollem - 6/26/2013, 4:08 AM
no sarcasm :)
CoulsonLives - 6/26/2013, 4:09 AM
@Khan
True, it actually was to be honest... And it was one dude... Not six who saved the world from aliens... OWNED! XD
CoulsonLives - 6/26/2013, 4:13 AM
@Khan
You should check out Tony Stark nothing suits me like a suit on Youtube!
Smarfi - 6/26/2013, 4:13 AM
@CoulsonLives I remember reading comment on articles when Henry was announced as Supes and some Americans stated they had no interest in seeing a Superman film with a Brit playing Superman.Alot of Americans are extremely patriotic,so I'd say it definetly made a difference...........I want a flash movie too.I think with a decent script and director,it can be extremely successful.
DudeGuyMan - 6/26/2013, 4:14 AM
CoulsonLives - 6/26/2013, 4:16 AM
The haters will now be labeled... "My bitches"
KNEEL BEFORE KHAN! Jollem, REV UP THOSE FRYERS!!!
Jollem - 6/26/2013, 4:17 AM
@Khan -

AstroZombie - 6/26/2013, 4:17 AM
Keep that gravy train rolling hard, Superman. Papa needs a Justice League movie.
Ocelot - 6/26/2013, 4:18 AM
Us Brits are carrying CBM's on the big screen. Superman, Spiderman and the GOAT Batman all played by Brits. You had Patrick Stewart and Ian Mckellen carrying the X-Men movies, now the franchise is being carried by Mcavoy and Michael "mother[frick]ing" Fassbender. Best performances in Thor were from Hiddleston and Hopkins two more Brits.
[frick] it just make sure that every new hero is being played by a Brit, get Cumberbatch who was clearly above everyone acting wise in STID as Doc Strange and Tennant for Pym.
AstroZombie - 6/26/2013, 4:21 AM
CoulsonLives - 6/26/2013, 4:22 AM
@Supercat
Tobey Maguire in that pic is horrifying! XD
Robe - 6/26/2013, 4:23 AM
Both Blade and John Constantine are British yet we're played by Americans with American accents.
When British actors are cast as the villain, yanks don't complain.
CoulsonLives - 6/26/2013, 4:24 AM
@Khan
How about David Tennant?
venom0706 - 6/26/2013, 4:24 AM
Best CBM Ever! Loved it so much!Going to see it for the 4th time on Saturday.
Brainiac13 - 6/26/2013, 4:24 AM
Yeah.....WE COOL!!!
IUsedToBeThecase - 6/26/2013, 4:25 AM
Soups is number one huh?? I mean supes..




Niceeeeee
Brainiac13 - 6/26/2013, 4:25 AM
We got good taste and love our Tea!

and

User Tea!

LOL!
Jollem - 6/26/2013, 4:26 AM
hey, dammit! trevor was british. show some respect for that 'lil trick :)
CoulsonLives - 6/26/2013, 4:26 AM
@Robe
LOL Wouldn't mind a british Doctor Strange... Especially if it's Cumberpatch
SUPERSHADOWBAT - 6/26/2013, 4:26 AM
Go Supes go! MOS ftw!
CoulsonLives - 6/26/2013, 4:28 AM
I mean "STRAAANGE"
Brainiac13 - 6/26/2013, 4:28 AM
Also the full Foreign Box office numbers will be in later this week!

Brainiac13 - 6/26/2013, 4:29 AM
I'm off to have some Tea!

Back later!
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