‘Man of Steel’ Flies Over Box Office Expectations

The latest Superman movie, “Man of Steel,” has raked in profits that went beyond box office expectations in a single weekend.

The Film’s Astounding Profit

henry cavillAccording to studio estimates, the Warner Bros. superhero film made $113 million in its opening weekend at the box office. The retelling of Superman’s background story got an additional $12 million from Thursday screenings, bringing its total profit to $125 million.

The original box office’s expectations for “Man of Steel” ranged only from $75 million to $130 million.

An analyst for box-office tracker Hollywood.com, Paul Dergarabedian, said, “Superhero movies really are the bread and butter of the summer box office. The fact that ‘Iron Man 3’ has the biggest opening of the year so far and ‘Man of Steel’ has the second biggest opening of the year just proves that.”

Nabbing the ‘Biggest Opening’ Record

“Man of Steel,” in which Henry Cavill acts as Superman and Amy Adams as Lois Lane, also stole the record for June’s biggest opening away from “Toy Story,” which earned $110.3 million when it started in 2010.

The new take on Superman’s origins also performed great overseas, earning $71.6 million from 24 countries, including the Philippines, Malaysia, India, and the UK, where the film got $17.1 million.