MAN OF STEEL Opens #2 At Japanese Box Office
MAN OF STEEL couldn't top Oscar-winning Miyazaki’s THE WIND RISES at this weekend's box office in Japan.
Japanese movies will almost always out-do American movies at their box office, and MAN OF STEEL couldn't put a stop to that. Miyazaki's THE WIND RISES held the number one spot, and has done so for five weeks now.
MAN OF STEEL brought in $2.7 million, which wasn't quite the hit they were looking for as IRON MAN 3 brought in over $4 million at the Japanese box office upon its release. Although Marvel had the advantage of not going up against a Miyazaki film shortly after he announced his retirement.
There are plenty of factors to take into consideration however a $2.7 million is fine for MAN OF STEEL, especially considering PACIFIC RIM only opened with $3 million when its fate was more heavily rested on the worldwide box office.
Nevertheless the Japanese have helped MAN OF STEEL achieve a worldwide gross of $660 million, which may not have been as high as they originally expected (considering the $225 million budget) however it hasn't changed any plans regarding the sequel.
The Batman/Superman movie is set for a July 17, 2015 release and stars Henry Cavill and Ben Affleck.
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