BOX OFFICE: MAN OF STEEL Takes Flight With An Incredible $56 Million Opening
Zack Snyder's Man of Steel topped the North American box office on Friday with an impressive $44 million, giving the reboot a current domestic total of $56.1 million when Thursday night's screenings are taken into account. Is Justice League now up, up and away? Read on for details!
Man of Steel is exceeding expectations, and despite some negative reviews from critics, its A- CinemaScore means that good word of mouth has put it well on its way to a $125 million weekend at this point. The Zack Snyder helmed and Christopher Nolan produced reboot took $44.1 million yesterday, giving it a total of $56.1 million thanks to Thursday's Walmart screenings. With a production budget of $225 million, it's essential that Man of Steel do well this weekend in order to ensure both a sequel and future DC superhero movies (especially after Green Lantern seriously underperformed for Warner Bros. back in 2011). However, it has already made close to $200 million from sponsors, and many analysts believe that it will soar past that same figure at the worldwide box office by the end of the weekend. Have you seen Man of Steel yet?
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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