I went and saw Man of Steel yesterday and it was awesome. I am somewhat bias as I am a comic book fan, but that being said, this movie was done in such a way that a non comic book fan will follow and love. Based upon the commercials, I thought it was going to be a bunch of story with some action mixed in and it was just the opposite...it was a bunch of action with some story mixed in. Henry Cavill does a great job of being a grounded Superman...you know why he struggles and can relate to him. Relative newcomer, Michael Shannon is Zod and really embodies a man on a mission. Zod lives only to protect Krypton and it's people and will stop at nothing to do that. You can really feel that in his actions. Kudos to Zack Snyder for knocking out another comic masterpiece. They said that noone could ever make The Watchmen and he did it in grand fashion. He has successfully rebooted Superman, bringing his story into the present. If you love action and a great story...go see this movie. If you just want to sit back and watch a spectacle...go see this movie.
Here's how it did this weekend with an article from www.comingsoon.net
Man of Steel Sets New June Opening Records
Source: Edward Douglas
June 16, 2013
The ComingSoon.net Box Office Report
has been updated with studio estimates for the weekend. Click here
for the full box office estimates of the top 12 films and then check back on Monday for the final figures based on actual box office.
Without any doubt, the big news at the box office this weekend was the release of Zack Snyder's Man of Steel
. Co-produced by The Dark Knight
director Christopher Nolan and starring Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Russell Crowe and Laurence Fishburne, the movie brought in $9 million in midnight screenings on Thursday and an additional $12 million from a special 7pm screening with tickets sold exclusively through Walmart. While most studios would just incorporate that $12 million into Friday, the weekend and be done with it, for whatever reason that number is being kept separate, throwing off comparisons to other June openers slightly.
On Friday, the Superman reboot added another $44 million (including the $9 million portion of pre-screenings), making it the largest Friday opening for a June release, slightly besting 2010's Toy Story 3
and 2004's Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
- Michael Bay's Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
opened on a Wednesday in June 2009.
It went on to gross an estimated $125 for the weekend domestically including all those pre-screenings, which was more than enough to set a June opening record, putting it well ahead of Toy Story 3
's $110 million from three years back. With Father's Day on Sunday, there's a good chance that number could be even higher unless Warner Bros. overestimated slightly to compensate for what should be a strong Father's Day choice.
Internationally, Man of Steel
bucked the summer trend of opening in other countries before North America, instead doing day-and-date in 24 overseas markets including the UK, Korea and Mexico where it grossed an estimated $71.6 million over the weekend on 9,710 screens. It opened #1 in all those countries including the UK where it dominated the market with $17.1 million or 75% of the country's total box office. Mexico did similar business with $9.8 million, while in Korea it took 50% of the market share with $8.8 million. Its worldwide total so far is $196.7 million.
The IMAX Corporation also saw June records broken with Man of Steel
playing on 331 domestic IMAX screens where it brought in $13.3 million, as well as 79 international screens where it added another $4.2 million, for a total worldwide weekend IMAX gross of $17.5 million.