Its good box office but not so good when you look at the overall cost of the production and some other films that have been made in the genre, mind you i have doubts about the claimed budget, i think the studio's do fiddle these figures, i mean a Bond film took over a billion worldwide last year, now that's a huge success and look at Iron Man 3, i mean the third film in a franchise also took over a billion, even the last Fast and Furious film is approaching $700m at the worldwide box office. i wanted to see this Superman film explode and do huge business because i want to see the character return to the big screen and get the big budget treatment for it's sequel.
Maybe it's the case that the first film in a new series of films doesn't do so well and the sequel does better, that's maybe the difference in today's marketplace, i still think Man Of Steel can't be considered a huge hit unless it finds more legs, of course if the budget has been fiddled then maybe i can see your point of view.
Man of Steel is the #6 movie of the year World Wide in just 12 days (Tues. just got reported, and it is now #4 US at $219.8). I think it easily crosses $600 million and has a chance to get to $800 million. Anyway you cut it, that's huge business.
WW #'s through 6/25/13
Iron Man 3 - $1,208.2 - Days since release: 55
Fast & Furious 6 - $647.2 - Days since release: 34
The Croods - $577.2 - Days since release: 97
Oz the Great and Powerful - $491.6 - Days since release: 125
Star Trek Into Darkness - $431.0 - Days since release: 42
Man of Steel - $408.1 - Days since release: 12
Edited by Brandon Conway, June 26 2013 - 12:01 PM.
"And now the reprimand, from an American critic. He reproaches me for using film as a sacred & lasting medium, like a painting or a book. He does not believe that filmmaking is an inferior art, but he believes, and quite rightly, that a reel goes quickly, that the public are looking above all for relaxation, that film is fragile and that it is pretentious to express the power of one's soul by such ephemeral and delicate means, that Charlie Chaplin's or Buster Keaton's first films can only be seen on very rare and badly spoiled prints. I add that the cinema is making daily progress and that eventually films that we consider marvelous today will soon be forgotten because of new dimensions & colour. This is true. But for 4 weeks this film [The Blood of a Poet] has been shown to audiences that have been so attentive, so eager & so warm, that I wonder after all there is not an anonymous public who are looking for more than relaxation in the cinema." - Jean Cocteau, 1932