'Man of Steel' Premieres in China with $25M
on June 24, 2013
A $25.5 million opening weekend for Man of Steel in China led the way for the film's $89 million weekend in the widest overseas expansion of its release. The strong numbers lifted the film to a $188.3 million overseas total, just shy of the $400 million milestone with a $398.3 worldwide total after two weeks in release. The film opened in around 5,631 screens in China and dominated the other releases, facing no new Hollywood openings in the market for the rest of the month. The Superman reboot took advantage of the attendance of star Henry Cavill and director Zack Snyder at the film's Chinese premiere, boosting the film's four-day total at the top of China's weekly box office grosses chart.
In other China box office news, Sony announced a pending release date for After Earth in July. A Chinese release is vital for the troubled M. Night Shyamalan film to recoup some of its losses in North America. The exact date hasn't been confirmed yet, but Sony will be hoping for a bit of distance between the After Earth premiere and the Fast & Furious 6 release on July 26.
Check back with us later this week for a full report on the Chinese box office.
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