BOX OFFICE BEAT DOWN: ‘Man of Steel’ Crushes with $113 Million

‘This Is the End’ finishes in second place with $20.5 million, while ‘Now You See Me’ takes third plae with $10.3 million.


Sources: Box Office Mojo

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  1. Fry_3000

    One more week for Australia release , come on already

    2 years agoby @Fry-3000Flag

  2. Sean

    @gumperman Yeah, it should definitely have 100% percent on there! It is an excellent movie!

    2 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  3. gumperman

    @themoviefanatic I know, it should have a 100%! ;) No, but I would be happy with a 75% or a 80% at least.

    2 years agoby @gumpermanFlag

  4. Sean

    @gumperman Yeah, Man of Steel deserves a much better rating on rottentomatoes than 56% percent.

    2 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  5. Kill-Bill

    @superman81 As much as I would love a JLA movie, I think they are going too fast. They have to introduce all members properly before getting the team together

    2 years agoby @Kill-BillFlag

  6. Kill-Bill

    @superman81 I'm a really big marvel fanboy so obviousley I'm a huge Avengers fan

    2 years agoby @Kill-BillFlag

  7. gumperman

    @Fry-3000 Okay, then that makes more sense and makes me feel better. Thank you.

    2 years agoby @gumpermanFlag

  8. Fry_3000

    @gumperman I think those ratings are the critics, IMDB user reviews are pretty high. Critics will never be happy with these films.

    2 years agoby @Fry-3000Flag

  9. gumperman

    I'm glad MAN OF STEEL is making money and I'm glad a new Superman film is out and a wonderful one at that. SUPERMAN RETURNS was so disappointing and MAN OF STEEL brings me hope for this franchise again. I hope they make quality, thought out, action oriented, emotional sequels from here on out to help this wonderful tale live on and on. :) It does pain me though to look at the ratings for this film, 56% on Rotten Tomatoes, and then scroll down to see brain sewage like FAST & FURIOUS 6 get 76% from the same site. Are human beings really that idiotic? Or are morons the only film goers and critics we have left right now? Makes me sad for humanity and film for the future when I see numbers like that for suck a waste of cinema like the FAST & FURIOUS franchise. I know that Rotten Tomatoes isn't the know all and be all of the film rating system, but there are idiots out there that will look at that rating and think that that is what the film represents and it will generate negative feedback for a wonderful film that only deserves positive feedback and shouldn't be the target for web haters and trolls who only wanted this film to fail in the first place. Scrolling further down, I notice AFTER EARTH has a 13% from Rotten Tomatoes. I'm going to go hold my head in shame for film goers and humanity now.

    2 years agoby @gumpermanFlag

  10. arthurg09

    @superman81 I think it's way to fast. If it was said MOS 2 was coming out 2015 and a JLA movie 2016 I'd thing ok that can work because they can film the two back to back. This could hurt the franchise big I think.

    2 years agoby @arthurg09Flag

  11. Superman81

    @arthurg09 yep WB announced this morning that MOS 2 will be out 2014 with JLA out 2015. MOS also made +18% more Sunday. It now has made 116m 3 day and 128.7m for 3.25 days since really Thursday should not count. That makes it bigger opening than Alice in Wonderland, Spider Man, and TS3. also makes it bigger opening than IM 2 and Shrek 2

    2 years agoby @superman81Flag

  12. potomacpitbulls

    MOS was a well thought out movie. It was not overly gimmicky, the downfall of many comic book movies. The writing was personal enough that it appeals to both genders weather their comic fans or not.

    They have hinted at introducing either batman or Wonder Woman for the sequel. One of the Easter eggs in the movie makes it a strong possibility it will be Batman. Bale's Batman should not live in this is universe. They have an excellent opportunity to reinvent Batman within MOS without a new standalone Batman.

    As for who plays Batman, Jensen Ackles is a great candidate. At 35, he is young enough to plat Batman for a few years. He has been on Smallville so he knows some superman mythology. In addition, he has voiced Red Hood in Batman: Under the Red Hood giving him a taste of Batman mythology as well. Most importantly, he can pull off portraying the c*cky Debag and the pretty boy at the same time.

    I would love to see Wonder Woman, but the problem with Wonder Woman is the same problem Superman had for a long time the actors who played them. You think wonder Woman You think Linda Carter, and for a long time you think Superman, you think Christopher Reeves. That is why they need to go the route Amazing Spiderman. Go young and fresh.

    During the credits of MOS 2, drop a hint of a disturbance in the Amazon. Then come with a Wonder Woman origin about her youth leading up to that disturbance. Start Justice League 1 with Superman and Batman going to the Amazon to explore this disturbance. The that young girl in her late teens early 20 who mirrors character traits of both Superman and Batman is the driving force of this disturbance. The two take her under their wing, together the fight off the Evil Villain and start the JLA. Each of the following movies you could add more heroes in the same fashion. For instance in JLA2 Aquaman is introduced as a member of SEAL team, thus taking Aquaman back to his Golden Age roots before he was retconned.

    2 years agoby @potomacpitbullsFlag

  13. arthurg09

    I read reports that they want to rush a MOS 2 movie, a batman reboot then a justice league movie by 2015 to catch up to marvel. And I truly think this is a bad idea. I'm a marvel movie fan but I have also seen MOS and like I said in my last comment MOS was a very good movie but to me and my son and many others it wasn't epic. To me it's a lot like batman begins and for me that's a good thing because that means a MOS sequel will be like TDK and that was the OMFG movie. And if it goes to MOS 3 it will be like TDKR and I hope that is how it goes. But if they rush it just to play catch up with marvel there going to F everything up. I say take your time get the story's right don't play catch up.

    2 years agoby @arthurg09Flag

  14. Fry_3000

    Sorry just looked at a gross earnings site and it says $125 mil, still good numbers for a few days

    2 years agoby @Fry-3000Flag

  15. Zak Lee Ferguson

    What great news

    2 years agoby @Zak-Lee-FergusonFlag

  16. Fry_3000

    @h-ryuga it was on Australian news this morning

    2 years agoby @Fry-3000Flag

  17. Superman81

    @Kill-Bill I would go maybe TDK but only because Heath brought it but I know Avengers is a fun movie but its more overrated than Avatar. You like it and thats fine but if it hadnt made the money it did we wouldnt still be talking about it. I even have read several reviews saying this crushed Avengers and was better and that was even some reviews were the critics panned MOS

    2 years agoby @superman81Flag

  18. Kill-Bill

    @superman81 I think it's one of the best. DK and Avengers are still better. It really is the best Superman movie

    2 years agoby @Kill-BillFlag

  19. Superman81

    @Chelaru-Marius MOS has not opened in all its markets yet. the ones it did open it broke records and exceeded expectations. Also you cannot compare MOS to FF6. FF6 was built on 5 other movies. MOS after the final numbers come out this weekend will probably the highest grossing non sequel comic book movie of all time eclipsing Spider Man. For a reboot, non sequel to make 125+ million is outstanding. With word of mouth I see this movie making 700+m WW

    2 years agoby @superman81Flag

  20. Superman81

    @jonspidey07 this is the end was pretty funny and had some originality to it but I feel it was over hyped to some degree. McBride and Franco made the movie. Michael Cera also gets props but Rogen was typical Rogen, I cannot stand Jay Baruchel. He is so whiny in all of his movies and it gets old quick

    2 years agoby @superman81Flag

  21. Superman81

    @youngrizo man I heard that from some guys behind me at the IMAX showing of MOS. They showed the Riddick trailer and was like this is a reboot of Pitch Black. I agree about expectations as well, too many people critics mostly went into MOS with visions of Donner and Reeve in their head. They didnt give this movie a chance and probably sat like an immature child througout the movie waiting for their chance to put it down.

    2 years agoby @superman81Flag

  22. Hideki Ryuga

    @DarkenV you mean they are using a different method on MoS

    @Fry_3000 where did you get those numbers?

    2 years agoby @h-ryugaFlag

  23. Fry_3000

    $140 mil for only a few days, I'm expecting well passed $700 million. It hasn't reached other counties yet. We(Australia gets it on 27th I think). Then you have DVD, blu and other sales. I think zack's gonna have a nice christmas this year :)

    2 years agoby @Fry-3000Flag

  24. Hideki Ryuga

    very well said

    2 years agoby @h-ryugaFlag

  25. Youngrizo

    I'm a marvel guy and this is officially my favorite comic book movie of all time.

    They finally fixed a lot of problems the comic books created, they did away with a lot of what made the story in the past inconsistent and silly. They added a more real feeling to everything and every one, they had in my opinion, the best action I've seen in a superhero flick.

    As a movie lover and a writer myself though, i am utterly floored by a lot of responses I've seen... I just feel like I'm done with people's expectations. I don't know what a lot of you people expect and I don't care what you want something to be, it bothers me that the negativity I see comes from people who didn't go into it looking for it to be what it's own thing, but had preset ideas of what they wanted... IMO this movie is definitely epic, definitely well written and directed and for a movie that runs as long as it runs, that people are still unhappy with the amount of exposition in it, baffles me. This movie does more to set context, and spends a lot more time with exposition than any superman story in the history of the character....

    I'm just...

    I feel like people need to stop being hard headed and start taking things for what they are instead of looking for things to be what they want...

    Look at this Riddick sequel for instance ...all the so called hardcore fans of Pitch Black bitched and moaned about Chronicles of riddick and said they wanted something more like Pitch Black... the new trailer comes out and they are all like "This looks like it's just Pitch Black on another planet"

    Ugh, it's so annoying.

    2 years agoby @youngrizoFlag

  26. JonSpidey07

    excellent turnout this weekend
    I'm catching 3 movies this upcoming weekend; 'This Is The End, 'World War Z' and 'Monsters University'

    2 years agoby @jonspidey07Flag

  27. TheDude1

    @Chelaru-Marius@mikehd Being realistic it should be able to make 300 million domestically. Overseas it could do even more but I'd say at best it pulls in 350 million overseas. 650 million total would be the best I see it doing while 600 would be the lowest. Great start either way.

    2 years agoby @thedude1Flag

  28. ejk1

    Not a great film, but a good foundation to begin a cinematic universe.

    2 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  29. CelluloidDreams

    I read that Either way, "Man of Steel" eclipsed previous June record-holder "Toy Story 3," which debuted to $110.3 million in June 2010.

    2 years agoby @2movieguysFlag

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