BOX OFFICE: MAN OF STEEL Now Set For An Opening Weekend Of $120 - $135 Million
Yes, that's a pretty rough estimate, but far more than what analysts initially predicted. Indeed, it seems that Man of Steel will soar past the previously mentioned $85 million, securing the future of the DC Cinematic Universe at the same time. Read on for details!
So, yeah, we should probably just consider the Man of Steel sequel and Justice League movie to be 100% confirmed at this point! After studio estimates of $85 million and expert predictions of MAYBE $100 million, the Zack Snyder helmed reboot now looks set to earn an incredible $114 - $120 million this weekend and something closer to $126 - $130 million when the Thursday evening screenings are taken into account. There aren't any official numbers as of yet, but Deadline reports that their sources have informed them that Man of Steel will take between $42.5 - $47.7 million today. Warner Bros. are said to be very happy with this news and it's thought that we will have some slightly more accurate numbers by later tonight or early tomorrow. Either way, whatever faults some have found with the movie - myself included - there's no denying that it's an effective and enjoyable blockbuster whose sequel will greatly benefit from not having an origin story to slog through. As for Justice League, The Avengers may soon have some competition...
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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