Warner's Man of Steel continued to dominate the daily box office on Tuesday with a first place take of $11.51 million. In the process, the blockbuster superhero franchise re-launch surpassed the $150 million mark yesterday. Man of Steel did fall 9 percent from Monday. While that represented the day's poorest daily hold among wide releases, the percentage hold was quite understandable given the size of the film's grosses and the competition the film (and the rest of the marketplace) faced from Game 6 of the NBA Finals. With $152.78 million through Tuesday, Man of Steel continues to perform far stronger than 2006's Superman Returns, which grossed $108.09 million through its first Tuesday (its seventh day of release).Read more
Warner's Man of Steel continued to lead the box office with ease on Monday with a daily take of $12.59 million. The blockbuster superhero franchise re-launch was down 65 percent from Sunday. That represented a significant daily decline, but the decline was quite understandable given the film's exceptional daily hold on Father's Day. Man of Steel has grossed a strong $141.27 million through Monday. That represents a far better start than that of 2006's Superman Returns, which grossed $97.58 million through its first Monday (its sixth day of release). Man of Steel is running 22 percent behind the $180.Read more
Warner's Man of Steel took in a strong $116.62 million this weekend. That figure doesn't include the $12.06 million the film grossed from Thursday night 7 p.m. shows from the corporate group sale screening program with Walmart, as Warner Bros. is officially reporting those grosses separate from the film's opening weekend performance. When including those grosses, Man of Steel was off to a $128.68 million start. With or without the $12.06 million, Man of Steel established a new unadjusted opening weekend record for the month of June, as it topped the $110.31 million opening weekend take of previous record holder Toy Story 3.Read more
Monday Update: Thanks to an especially strong Sunday hold helped out by the Father's Day holiday, Warner Bros. has revised its weekend estimate for Man of Steel to $116.725 million. That brings the overall domestic start for the film to $128.725 million. The film's Sunday take of $36.325 million was essentially unchanged from Saturday's $36.35 million performance. The official weekend actual gross for Man of Steel will be released later today.
Sunday Update: Warner Bros. is estimating that Man of Steel will gross $113.08 million this weekend. That figure doesn't include the estimated $12 million the film grossed from Thursday night 7 p.m.
Warner Bros. reports that Man of Steel grabbed an impressive $44.05 million on Friday, in addition to the film's $12 million Thursday night previews at 7pm. That gives the film a $56.05 million domestic start. Although it is unclear whether the studio will include the preview grosses in the final weekend tally, as of today, they are separating the grosses into two separate figures.
The $44.05 million figure gives Man of Steel the highest opening day ever for a reboot (surpassing The Amazing Spider-Man's $35 million take). By comparison, 2006's Superman Returns took three days to reach $48.4 million domestically. In all, Man of Steel is on pace to top the June opening weekend record (held by Toy Story 3's $110.
Warner's highly anticipated Man of Steel was off to a strong late night start last night with an estimated $21.0 million. Warner Bros. is reporting that $9 million of the late night total was from midnight shows, while $12 million was from pre-midnight shows from the corporate group sale screening program with Walmart. Because of the promotion with Walmart, comparisons with other films are difficult to make at this point. Regardless, Man of Steel was off to a very strong start last night and clearly had an effect on the rest of the marketplace on Thursday (along with Game 4 of the NBA Finals). As is now commonplace, it is being assumed that pre-midnight grosses will be counted towards Friday's opening day performance.Read more
Sony's This Is the End got off to a great start with $7.816 million in the bank for its opening day. That figure includes $2.2 million from Tuesday night's preview shows. The first-day take compares very well to 2008's Tropic Thunder which opened with $6.5 million on Wednesday, although it trails the $12.1 million first day of Pineapple Express. Nevertheless, those films opened in late summer (August) and it's conceivable that This Is the End may be less front-loaded than Pineapple. Strong reviews and early word of mouth are expected to drive This Is the End well beyond opening day.Read more