Superman is on track to have himself a super weekend, if the latest box office projections are to be believed.
The Wrap reports that “Man of Steel” is set to make at least $ 100 million when it opens in 4,207 theaters on Friday, with studio Warner Bros. and industry analysts setting that number anywhere between $ 85 million to $ 105 million.
Exhibitor Relations vice president and senior analyst Jeff Bock told The Wrap that only 24 films have ever hit the $ 100 million mark on opening weekend, and that rare feat can translate into even bigger box office returns down the line thanks to the media attention it brings. Bock also said it was likely that “Man of Steel” could easily over-perform its early estimates.
“Comic book movies can do that,” he said. “Because of the fan boys, these movies have more power behind them than most films, and this one really is highly anticipated.”
Warner Bros. is hoping “Man of Steel” is its ticket to a “Dark Knight”-level of international success for the flagging Superman franchise, which flopped in its last attempted reboot with 2006’s “Superman Returns.” But with “Dark Knight”‘s Christopher Nolan producing “Man of Steel,” it seems likely that our hero can soar to tall heights once more.
“Man of Steel” opens June 14.
[via The Wrap]
Gallery | Superhero Movie Mistakes
- ‘Superman 3’ (1983)
Before Superman (Christopher Reeve) gets set to land on, and stop, a rogue plough, the wires holding him are visible.
- ‘Batman’ (1989)
When the Joker’s henchmen are trashing a museum, one bad guy puts his grubby little handprints all over a portrait using paint. Later, the Joker walks by the same portrait and the handprints have disappeared. Poof!
- ‘Iron Man 2’ (2010)
When Natalie and Pepper arrive at the Stark Industries Expo and open the car door, a huge lighting screen is visible in reflection of the car’s window. We’re sure Tony Stark would have something very snarky to say about this.
- ‘Iron Man’ (2008)
When we first see Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) arrive at his company’s benefit, his car doesn’t have a front license plate. When we actually see him pull up to the entrance, however, his personalised “Stark” plate has appeared. How did that get there?!
- ‘The Dark Knight’ (2008)
During Batman’s (Christian Bale) interrogation of the Joker (Heath Ledger), he picks him up and slams him against the wall. For a brief instant, you can see a camera and a cameraman in the reflection of the mirror on the right.
- ‘X-Men’ (2004)
In Toad’s (Ray Park) final scene of the movie, in which he begins to fight Storm (Halle Berry), he leaps into the air and onto the balcony railing. If you take a look at the back of his belt, his stunt wire is very visible. Good thing Halle Berry usually steals everyone’s attention when she’s on-screen.
- ‘Hancock’ (2008)
When Hancock (Will Smith) lays Mary (Charlize Theron) on a hospital bed after she’s been shot, the amount of blood on her shirt changes significantly from shot to shot.
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