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Weekend Box Office Report: June 14-16, 2013

Jun. 16, 2013by: Dave Davis

Superman soars!

One of the year's most anticipated movies finally arrived on Earth this weekend, and was greeted with open arms by humans -- MAN OF STEEL landed at the top with a heroic $125 million opening!

While that total does include $12 million from special Walmart-promotional Thursday evening shows, the $113 million three-day total is still enough to crack the record for biggest June weekend, defeating TOY STORY 3's $110.3 million start in 2010. It's also the second-biggest opening of the year, behind IRON MAN 3's whopping $174.1 million first weekend.

MAN OF STEEL was definitely faster than a speeding bullet compared to the last time the big red 'S' was on the screen -- SUPERMAN RETURNS' first weekend in 2006 brought in $52.5 million (although the movie opened on Wednesday). Bryan Singer and Brandon Routh's take on the iconic character only ended up with $200 million domestically, an amount that MAN OF STEEL should punch through by next weekend, further propelled by a strong 'A-' CinemaScore from audiences.

The last son of Krypton won't be visiting a lot of international markets until next week (or later), but the movie has made an additional $26 million from the overseas territories that did get to meet the defender/destroyer of Metropolis.

In second place was the R-rated comedy THIS IS THE END with $20.5 million. The apocalyptic hilarity, featuring (presumably) exaggerated versions of actors like Seth Rogen, James Franco and Jay Baruchel, got a Wednesday jump on Supes and has since made $32.5 million (its approximate production cost). The movie (co-directed by Rogen and Evan Goldberg, expanding on their short film JAY AND SETH VERSUS THE APOCALYPSE) also collected a respectable 'B+' CinemaScore from crowds.

NOW YOU SEE ME continues to works its magic, holding third place with another $10.3 million and proving to be a stealthy summer favorite. FAST & FURIOUS 6 skidded past it to fourth, but it's currently 2013's third-biggest movie domestically (behind IRON MAN 3 and OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL) and is up to $636.8 million worldwide.

Last weekend's #1 movie, the low-budget terror flick THE PURGE, plunged to fifth with $8.2 million -- almost a 76% drop in business. While that's not completely out of the ordinary for a smaller horror release lacking positive word-of-mouth, most horror movies also don't have to face one of the world's most popular superheroes in their second week... and the filmmakers are undoubtedly thrilled with the $58.5 global return on their $3M budget.

The new Vince Vaughn/Owen Wilson comedy THE INTERNSHIP also took a hit this weekend, dropping 60% to sixth place with another $7 million, an indicator that it's probably going to meet a swift demise as more big movies are thrust onto screens in the next couple of weeks. Further down, the animated fantasy EPIC is nearing the $100 million mark (it's at $212.7M worldwide), AFTER EARTH is clinging to the bottom of the list, and IRON MAN 3 is thisclose to topping $400 million domestically.

Outside the chart, THE HANGOVER PART III and THE GREAT GATSBY have fallen from sight (though both are already performing better internationally than they did during their North American runs), the Hawke/Delpy/Linklater trinity BEFORE MIDNIGHT made an additional $1.5 million in expanded release, and the Emma Watson crime caper THE BLING RING had a decent $45k per-screen average in limited release.

Next weekend looks at Mike and Sully's past in Pixar's MONSTERS UNIVERSITY, Brad Pitt battles the zompocalypse in WORLD WAR Z, and THE BLING RING opens on an extra 500+ screens.

What movie do you think will be the first to knock MAN OF STEEL from the top of the box office? VOTE HERE!

# MOVIE TITLE WKND $ TOTAL $
1. Man of Steel $113 M $125 M
2. This Is the End $20.5 M $32.8 M
3. Now You See Me $10.3 M $80 M
4. Fast and Furious 6 $9.4 M $219.5 M
5. The Purge $8.2 M $51.8 M
6. The Internship $7 M $30.9 M
7. Epic $6 M $95.4 M
8. Star Trek Into Darkness $5.6 M $210.4 M
9. After Earth $3.7 M $54.2 M
10. Iron Man 3 $2.9 M $399.6 M

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5:13PM on 06/17/2013

MU vs MOS

If any film is going to knock MOS off the #1 spot, it will definitely be Monsters University, you just know parents are going to swarm theaters to take they're kids to see this, but I'm glad MOS is doing so good, I can't wait for MOS2! also looking forward to WWZ and MU.
If any film is going to knock MOS off the #1 spot, it will definitely be Monsters University, you just know parents are going to swarm theaters to take they're kids to see this, but I'm glad MOS is doing so good, I can't wait for MOS2! also looking forward to WWZ and MU.
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10:10AM on 06/17/2013

Disappointed

I'm sorry but I thought it was good not great and definitely not the best superhero movie of all time as some have suggested. I thought Cavill was a solid Superman and the kids they had playing Clark growing up were right on, but Shannon was just ok as Zod. I thought Adams was terrible as Lois and the writing for her was atrocious. I thought the writing was somewhat weak overall and there were some real inconsistencies in the movie. Hopefully they can work some of this out for the sequel.
I'm sorry but I thought it was good not great and definitely not the best superhero movie of all time as some have suggested. I thought Cavill was a solid Superman and the kids they had playing Clark growing up were right on, but Shannon was just ok as Zod. I thought Adams was terrible as Lois and the writing for her was atrocious. I thought the writing was somewhat weak overall and there were some real inconsistencies in the movie. Hopefully they can work some of this out for the sequel.
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11:04AM on 06/17/2013
Absolutely spot on. I couldn't stand Adams at all and thought her character plot was way, way too forced
Absolutely spot on. I couldn't stand Adams at all and thought her character plot was way, way too forced
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11:40PM on 06/16/2013

good that it made money, DC needs the boost, but....

love how all the fanboys start insulting people when someone give "THEIR" opinion on a superhero film. So my question still remains....what are they gonna do to make this film better. Sequels are generally bigger and better. The stakes are usually suppose to be higher. So what they gonna do, add more destruction?
love how all the fanboys start insulting people when someone give "THEIR" opinion on a superhero film. So my question still remains....what are they gonna do to make this film better. Sequels are generally bigger and better. The stakes are usually suppose to be higher. So what they gonna do, add more destruction?
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8:31AM on 06/17/2013
My initial thought? Doomsday. Maybe in that case the Stakes aren't higher since Doomsday was never really seen as a global killer in the original story, but the battle would (should) definitely be more visceral. One thing we didn't really get in much of the fighting in MoS (which I loved) was an intimate look at the physical toll the fighting took on Superman. A battle with Doomsday needs that though, as he bloodied and batters Superman.

It's the Superman story that needs to be told, in
My initial thought? Doomsday. Maybe in that case the Stakes aren't higher since Doomsday was never really seen as a global killer in the original story, but the battle would (should) definitely be more visceral. One thing we didn't really get in much of the fighting in MoS (which I loved) was an intimate look at the physical toll the fighting took on Superman. A battle with Doomsday needs that though, as he bloodied and batters Superman.

It's the Superman story that needs to be told, in my opinion.
9:11AM on 06/17/2013
I think it would just be odd to have Doomsday follow a Kryptonian invasion as his next challenge. I wasn't so sure that bringing in Zod and more Kryptonians in the first movie was a good idea. Let the humans get used to the idea we have an alien among us...before having to deal with an alien invasion. In that respect, the original Superman got it right - but I can understand that since the original one got it so right...wouldn't have looked right for Man of Steel to follow suit. With that
I think it would just be odd to have Doomsday follow a Kryptonian invasion as his next challenge. I wasn't so sure that bringing in Zod and more Kryptonians in the first movie was a good idea. Let the humans get used to the idea we have an alien among us...before having to deal with an alien invasion. In that respect, the original Superman got it right - but I can understand that since the original one got it so right...wouldn't have looked right for Man of Steel to follow suit. With that in mind, I think they'll go with a human threat in part 2 and do it the other way around unless this movie serves as a set up for JL.

Personally, I would have preferred a human threat (not necessarily Lex - perhaps Cadmus) point out that sure, Supes is helpful and sh*t but he's too powerful and/or what happens if others like him are out there with other intentions - build up the human race's fear factor (perhaps Lex/Cadmus double their efforts to look for extraterrestrial life now that they know aliens exist - which leads to dangers in future installments). Still not sure what the threat in the first movie could have been...but it's an idea that could have been worked on. Part 2 would then say bring the reality of what Cadmus/Lex were theorizing about. - possibly caused by their attempts to contact other ET's (think Brianiac or Zod and his mates). The loss of life caused by the alien threat makes people weary of Superman or those like Superman (honestly - I'm surprised Man of Steel didn't result in people feeling this way about him anyway given the way Metropolis was made to be like one massive playground for these super powered beings - who wants to live with threats like that - whether they're for good or not?). A Darkseid connection could have been made in this movie that sets up JL and then the third Superman movie would bring in Doomsday. Think that's how I'd do it.
10:04AM on 06/17/2013
My guess is they avoided a human villain now (I agree it could work in the 2nd film) because they wanted to show Superman off. Which is what alot of fans were clamoring for.

My guess is they avoided a human villain now (I agree it could work in the 2nd film) because they wanted to show Superman off. Which is what alot of fans were clamoring for.

10:07AM on 06/17/2013
There's a lot they'll be able to improve upon this. I guess thinking the film is only around a 6/10 or so is heresy. My guess is the second should be a lot better. The [link] involved.. if they're actually reading reviews, they're not from the depths of Joblo comments. They'll look at RT and see a sub 60% rating and take note there. Decent entry, but yeah, how do you improve on the destruction? Call me old school, but Superman isn't supposed to have millions of people wiped out every movie that
There's a lot they'll be able to improve upon this. I guess thinking the film is only around a 6/10 or so is heresy. My guess is the second should be a lot better. The [link] involved.. if they're actually reading reviews, they're not from the depths of Joblo comments. They'll look at RT and see a sub 60% rating and take note there. Decent entry, but yeah, how do you improve on the destruction? Call me old school, but Superman isn't supposed to have millions of people wiped out every movie that pops out. I'm sure the comics will differ, but as someone that grew up on the Superman and Justice League cartoons, it's kind of grating to see such destruction and death handled so lightly.
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11:39PM on 06/16/2013

good that it made money, DC needs the boost, but....

love how all the fanboys start insulting people when someone give "THEIR" opinion on a superhero film. So my question still remains....what are they gonna do to make this film better. Sequels are generally bigger and better. The stakes are usually suppose to be higher. So what they gonna do, add more destruction?
love how all the fanboys start insulting people when someone give "THEIR" opinion on a superhero film. So my question still remains....what are they gonna do to make this film better. Sequels are generally bigger and better. The stakes are usually suppose to be higher. So what they gonna do, add more destruction?
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11:38PM on 06/16/2013

Man Of Steal

Ever wonder what it would be like if Bruce Wayne was Superman? If so go see this movie. Now obviously it's more than just this, but I do not want to spoil anything for those who wants to see it. But, if I were you I'd skip this one. Save your time and money and go see something else instead.
Ever wonder what it would be like if Bruce Wayne was Superman? If so go see this movie. Now obviously it's more than just this, but I do not want to spoil anything for those who wants to see it. But, if I were you I'd skip this one. Save your time and money and go see something else instead.
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11:56PM on 06/16/2013
There are many aspects of a superman story they could have gone with, hell its been 75 years for him and hes been written in every way possible. While the film is more "dark" in nature its not something new to the character. The man of steel comics over the past 30 years have been getting more sci-fi and more darker. Its not just only superman comics but DC in general have a more bold and earnest approave then say Marvel (thats not a knock at Marvel at all.) Im glad they chose to go the root
There are many aspects of a superman story they could have gone with, hell its been 75 years for him and hes been written in every way possible. While the film is more "dark" in nature its not something new to the character. The man of steel comics over the past 30 years have been getting more sci-fi and more darker. Its not just only superman comics but DC in general have a more bold and earnest approave then say Marvel (thats not a knock at Marvel at all.) Im glad they chose to go the root they did cause I think if they had gone with a more "friendly and light hearted" we would have gotten something similar to Green Lantern.

You have to remember DC is coming late into the game and have to differentiate their films with those of Marvel. The dark and brooding tone is probably something we'll be seeing alot of with other DC films.

That said I can see why some people didnt enjoy the film and everybody has their own right to not like it, I happened to enjoy all aspect of the film. (expect that Sears building, fuck Sears and Ihop as well) hahaha

11:36PM on 06/16/2013

Man Of Steal

Ever wonder what it would be like if Bruce Wayne was Superman? If so go see this movie. Now obviously it's more than just this, but I do not want to spoil anything for those who wants to see it. But, if I were you I'd skip this one. Save your time and money and go see something else instead.
Ever wonder what it would be like if Bruce Wayne was Superman? If so go see this movie. Now obviously it's more than just this, but I do not want to spoil anything for those who wants to see it. But, if I were you I'd skip this one. Save your time and money and go see something else instead.
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11:22PM on 06/16/2013

Tomato Meter

Anyone who bases anything off the tomato meter needs to have their heads checked. Some pro reviewers of certain blogs, do give negative reviews based on whether they get set visits or interviews. It's pretty obvious. That's why there is such a difference in audience/tomatometer ratings. If you read some of the reviews, this one lady thinks it's too long. Others want Reeve reincarnated. Some people want that cheesy 1950's tone that just doesn't vibe with audiences any more. It's
Anyone who bases anything off the tomato meter needs to have their heads checked. Some pro reviewers of certain blogs, do give negative reviews based on whether they get set visits or interviews. It's pretty obvious. That's why there is such a difference in audience/tomatometer ratings. If you read some of the reviews, this one lady thinks it's too long. Others want Reeve reincarnated. Some people want that cheesy 1950's tone that just doesn't vibe with audiences any more. It's ridiculous. I haven't seen it yet, but going on Tuesday. It looks great and I can't wait to see it.
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11:33PM on 06/16/2013
Save your time and money, skip it. I'd say trust me, but then again maybe I'm one of those "pro reviewers" that needs more than crumbling buildings, bring lights and loud noises to "make me appreciate a well made movie. 1950s cheese, like you say, aside, Superman is not Batman. While we might not need the Man Of Steel of the 50s, we do not need a brooding one either.
Save your time and money, skip it. I'd say trust me, but then again maybe I'm one of those "pro reviewers" that needs more than crumbling buildings, bring lights and loud noises to "make me appreciate a well made movie. 1950s cheese, like you say, aside, Superman is not Batman. While we might not need the Man Of Steel of the 50s, we do not need a brooding one either.
1:14AM on 06/17/2013
I haven't seen it yet, so I can't comment on it. But it needs to be a different film. Nothing is going to change if they just keep making by the numbers Christopher Reeve wannabe type movie. They tried that and it failed.
I haven't seen it yet, so I can't comment on it. But it needs to be a different film. Nothing is going to change if they just keep making by the numbers Christopher Reeve wannabe type movie. They tried that and it failed.
10:07PM on 06/16/2013
If a site says that Hook sucks so bad, it gets 16% approval. That is a sign not to trust them with a better movie saying it is only 58% or what ever.
Rotten Tomatoes- never again
If a site says that Hook sucks so bad, it gets 16% approval. That is a sign not to trust them with a better movie saying it is only 58% or what ever.
Rotten Tomatoes- never again
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12:05AM on 06/17/2013
I stopped trusting Rottten Tomatoes a long time ago & I don't go by what critics say anyway, i judge a movie on my own. At 35 I don't buy into fanboy or web page biased to try to look cool.
I stopped trusting Rottten Tomatoes a long time ago & I don't go by what critics say anyway, i judge a movie on my own. At 35 I don't buy into fanboy or web page biased to try to look cool.
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10:02PM on 06/16/2013
Man of steel was just amazing!! They actually made a superman film that paralleled the comics. I havnt been this excited for a start of a franchise since Batman begins. I'll definately have to check it out agian sometime during the week. Also want to add as much as I loved the movie I could have done without all those product placement in full view. That sears building, seriously get that shit off screen.
Man of steel was just amazing!! They actually made a superman film that paralleled the comics. I havnt been this excited for a start of a franchise since Batman begins. I'll definately have to check it out agian sometime during the week. Also want to add as much as I loved the movie I could have done without all those product placement in full view. That sears building, seriously get that shit off screen.
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9:51PM on 06/16/2013
I'm glad it's doing the numbers it is, and I guess it was inevitable given the hype and the property that Superman is. I saw it a second time and it is better on second viewing. However, my brother has said he found Michael Shannon's Zod to be too whiny and not nearly scary enough and that it was Antje Traue's Faora who came off as more of a threat - and apparently he's not alone in thinking this. Also, the action sequences can get a little messy and I've heard the T word - "Transformers" -
I'm glad it's doing the numbers it is, and I guess it was inevitable given the hype and the property that Superman is. I saw it a second time and it is better on second viewing. However, my brother has said he found Michael Shannon's Zod to be too whiny and not nearly scary enough and that it was Antje Traue's Faora who came off as more of a threat - and apparently he's not alone in thinking this. Also, the action sequences can get a little messy and I've heard the T word - "Transformers" - being thrown about, but I don't think it's that bad and hey, after an almost action-free Superman Returns, I welcomed Zod and Superman punching each other into oblivion. All in all, a return to form for the Big Blue Boy Scout.
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9:42PM on 06/16/2013

On the fence **possible spoilers**

I think MoS is definately a movie to go see in theaters, spectacular images and great action. Story wise..... not so much and I can hear the thumbs down raining down already but to me I felt like it needed at least a little downtime, I was exhausted at some point, it's really set-piece after set-piece, which is great for a show but I would've liked at least some character development and a little bit more conversation thrown in there. Also, really weird having a full movie with basically
I think MoS is definately a movie to go see in theaters, spectacular images and great action. Story wise..... not so much and I can hear the thumbs down raining down already but to me I felt like it needed at least a little downtime, I was exhausted at some point, it's really set-piece after set-piece, which is great for a show but I would've liked at least some character development and a little bit more conversation thrown in there. Also, really weird having a full movie with basically just superman and no Clark Kent, to me at least. With all that said, still enjoyed it a bunch and recommend seeing it in theaters, just had sky high expectations.
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10:02AM on 06/17/2013
I totally agree. If you think about it, Supes/CK barely talks in this movie for the last hour or so.
I totally agree. If you think about it, Supes/CK barely talks in this movie for the last hour or so.
9:29PM on 06/16/2013
Good news for Man of Steel, I work on the weekends, but I will for sure be checking it out this week. I think MOS will have legs the rest of June.
Good news for Man of Steel, I work on the weekends, but I will for sure be checking it out this week. I think MOS will have legs the rest of June.
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8:18PM on 06/16/2013

So happy

after the disappointment of Iron Man 3 (still have no idea how they made THAT much!!), im so happy Superman is still relevant and able to still deliver great stories on the big screen.

Bring on the sequels!!!!
after the disappointment of Iron Man 3 (still have no idea how they made THAT much!!), im so happy Superman is still relevant and able to still deliver great stories on the big screen.

Bring on the sequels!!!!
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11:38PM on 06/16/2013
Probably because the majority liked it! And rightfully so. Iron Man 3 was a pretty good entry in Marvel's cinematic universe. Man Of Steel for DC? Not so much.
Probably because the majority liked it! And rightfully so. Iron Man 3 was a pretty good entry in Marvel's cinematic universe. Man Of Steel for DC? Not so much.
11:54PM on 06/16/2013
I'm sorry John matrix, but Iron Man 3 was anything but a good entry in the series. Not saying your opinion is bad, I just felt that Iron Man 3 was awful. No disrespect to you intended.
I'm sorry John matrix, but Iron Man 3 was anything but a good entry in the series. Not saying your opinion is bad, I just felt that Iron Man 3 was awful. No disrespect to you intended.
12:19AM on 06/17/2013
I was disappointed in Iron Man 3 but not in Man of Steel.
I was disappointed in Iron Man 3 but not in Man of Steel.
7:15PM on 06/16/2013
I'm really happy for MoS and what it means for the DC Cinematic Universe. Haters are gonna hate, that's what they do, but those of us that had a great time at the movies can have an even better time knowing a movie we liked is doing really well (and maybe even see it a couple more times).
I'm really happy for MoS and what it means for the DC Cinematic Universe. Haters are gonna hate, that's what they do, but those of us that had a great time at the movies can have an even better time knowing a movie we liked is doing really well (and maybe even see it a couple more times).
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6:38PM on 06/16/2013

Really enjoyed MoS

I liked almost everything about the film. The origins story was handled much better than the typical rehash (like Spiderman) with relevant flashbacks and great characters. The whole Krypton opening scenes looked amazing. Lois Lane (Amy Adams) was excellent (and had real character) as was Superman (Henry Cavill); which was my biggest concern. I was not a fan of Superman Returns or Brandon Routh but no complaints with MoS. Bring on the next episode!
I liked almost everything about the film. The origins story was handled much better than the typical rehash (like Spiderman) with relevant flashbacks and great characters. The whole Krypton opening scenes looked amazing. Lois Lane (Amy Adams) was excellent (and had real character) as was Superman (Henry Cavill); which was my biggest concern. I was not a fan of Superman Returns or Brandon Routh but no complaints with MoS. Bring on the next episode!
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6:25PM on 06/16/2013

haters...

Honestly, I haven't seen such venomous hatred toward a film since Prometheus. I don't get it. So you didn't enjoy MOS? Fine. But the level of negativity is comically unwarranted in this case. It is a fun popcorn blockbuster, not a pretentious art-house flick. I could spew my disgust over the ridiculous action scenes in FF6, but to go see a movie like that - don't you expect over-the-top action? I just don't understand why it has become trendy to trash anything successful lately....
Honestly, I haven't seen such venomous hatred toward a film since Prometheus. I don't get it. So you didn't enjoy MOS? Fine. But the level of negativity is comically unwarranted in this case. It is a fun popcorn blockbuster, not a pretentious art-house flick. I could spew my disgust over the ridiculous action scenes in FF6, but to go see a movie like that - don't you expect over-the-top action? I just don't understand why it has become trendy to trash anything successful lately....
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9:33PM on 06/16/2013
It is the trend, if you like what other people like then you end up not knowing about movies or a troll. I judge movies on my own. I have liked movies other on here have hated (Iron Man 3 & Prometheus). I have hated movies others on here have loved (Drive & Warior). Ya it's definitely the norm on the net period to hate on movies & directors & wrters to try to look cool.
It is the trend, if you like what other people like then you end up not knowing about movies or a troll. I judge movies on my own. I have liked movies other on here have hated (Iron Man 3 & Prometheus). I have hated movies others on here have loved (Drive & Warior). Ya it's definitely the norm on the net period to hate on movies & directors & wrters to try to look cool.
10:00AM on 06/17/2013
Heaven forbid somebody disagree with your opinion. I didn't hate MoS, but I wouldn't have given it much more than a 5.5 or 6/10, which is FAR below what this film should have been. And yeah, if you want a fun popcorn flick, this will certainly do that, but this is frickin Superman. With all the people involved in this, it should have been much more.
Heaven forbid somebody disagree with your opinion. I didn't hate MoS, but I wouldn't have given it much more than a 5.5 or 6/10, which is FAR below what this film should have been. And yeah, if you want a fun popcorn flick, this will certainly do that, but this is frickin Superman. With all the people involved in this, it should have been much more.
6:23PM on 06/16/2013

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7:01AM on 06/17/2013
DP = double post? Not in the context I usually see it.
DP = double post? Not in the context I usually see it.
6:15PM on 06/16/2013

meh

I'm happy MoS is doing well, big DC fan and looked forward to this more than any film this year, but I too was very disappointed. When stacked up to a film like Batman Begins, it just doesn't compare. I think it would have benefited by eliminating his younger life as flashbacks and growing the film more organically as a straight line. Seriously, all the scenes with him as his younger self were top-notch.

I also could have gone with a lot less Lois, no alliteration intended, and more Zod and
I'm happy MoS is doing well, big DC fan and looked forward to this more than any film this year, but I too was very disappointed. When stacked up to a film like Batman Begins, it just doesn't compare. I think it would have benefited by eliminating his younger life as flashbacks and growing the film more organically as a straight line. Seriously, all the scenes with him as his younger self were top-notch.

I also could have gone with a lot less Lois, no alliteration intended, and more Zod and Company. Antje Traue as Faora was great and Shannon made for a solid Zod, but the whole Lois and Clark relationship seemed utterly forced and much too coincidental. Lois just happens to be at every major event of Superman's developing life. It's Superman, I get it, Lois is his love-interest, but she should be playing second fiddle to Supes and Zod. Poor script/plot writing IMHO.

I know being a dissenter on a film like this gets you downvotes, but this film failed to reach its potential quite clearly. They ought to pay the man that made the trailers half the profits this film makes, because he's the reason people are going out to watch it. Literally, they have nobody to thank more than that team.
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6:04PM on 06/16/2013

Amazing...dud

don't pay for this but go see it free online at one of those video sites that have it...glad I saw it free as it definitely was not worth anyone's hard earned dollars and holds no candle to IM3 or even FF6 and the 3D totally sucked.
don't pay for this but go see it free online at one of those video sites that have it...glad I saw it free as it definitely was not worth anyone's hard earned dollars and holds no candle to IM3 or even FF6 and the 3D totally sucked.
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8:31PM on 06/16/2013
Shut it troll.
Shut it troll.
11:10PM on 06/17/2013
you're the troll...and obviously have a limited vocabulary just like Henry Cavill. The movie's lame but I guess if you keep telling yourself it's good you may eventually believe it too.
you're the troll...and obviously have a limited vocabulary just like Henry Cavill. The movie's lame but I guess if you keep telling yourself it's good you may eventually believe it too.
5:58PM on 06/16/2013

Amazing

Awesome movie. Worth the wait. Well deserved haul.
Awesome movie. Worth the wait. Well deserved haul.
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5:46PM on 06/16/2013

6/16/13

A day I will remember forever because I just witnessed the greatest super hero movie thus far. WOW!!! the ending was the most surreal take on superman ever. I still have goosebumps. I actually like superman returns but its just a homage to the cheesy chris reeves movies in which I will only count the first two. This superman is for men and women not little boys and girls.
A day I will remember forever because I just witnessed the greatest super hero movie thus far. WOW!!! the ending was the most surreal take on superman ever. I still have goosebumps. I actually like superman returns but its just a homage to the cheesy chris reeves movies in which I will only count the first two. This superman is for men and women not little boys and girls.
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5:51PM on 06/16/2013
Wait until you have a child. Now that's a day you'll always remember...
Wait until you have a child. Now that's a day you'll always remember...
6:22PM on 06/16/2013
Wow, I don't understand this at all. I'd give all three recent Batman movies, plus the original with Keaton, Spiderman 1 and 2, and The Avengers, as clearly better films from our more recent selections. If we include KIck Ass in that genre, then that was much better too. MoS is definitely ahead of SR, but that's about it.
Wow, I don't understand this at all. I'd give all three recent Batman movies, plus the original with Keaton, Spiderman 1 and 2, and The Avengers, as clearly better films from our more recent selections. If we include KIck Ass in that genre, then that was much better too. MoS is definitely ahead of SR, but that's about it.
5:41PM on 06/16/2013

Meh...wished I actually liked Man of Steel so I could celebrate

Hopefully next week's Monsters University delivers. I've been pretty disappointed this summer.
Hopefully next week's Monsters University delivers. I've been pretty disappointed this summer.
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4:27PM on 06/16/2013
Though I was left very disappointed with MoS absolutely glad its raking it in. Now perhaps WBs and all those who keep throwing out the pessimistic what if scenario of the film not doing well and nuking the future live action DC universe can finally muster up some confidence in their brandand start working on a long term plan to give Marvel a real challenge.
Though I was left very disappointed with MoS absolutely glad its raking it in. Now perhaps WBs and all those who keep throwing out the pessimistic what if scenario of the film not doing well and nuking the future live action DC universe can finally muster up some confidence in their brandand start working on a long term plan to give Marvel a real challenge.
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5:14PM on 06/16/2013
Completely agreed. WB needs to realize this is the ideal time to make their characters into feature films instead of relying on the same two (Batman and Superman) for another two decades.
Completely agreed. WB needs to realize this is the ideal time to make their characters into feature films instead of relying on the same two (Batman and Superman) for another two decades.
4:20PM on 06/16/2013
So,MOS isn't definitely better than IM3.both are mediocre and disappointing films which didn't live upto their expectations.IM3 is way better than the crappy explosion filled Bayhem MOS.
So,MOS isn't definitely better than IM3.both are mediocre and disappointing films which didn't live upto their expectations.IM3 is way better than the crappy explosion filled Bayhem MOS.
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3:33PM on 06/16/2013
Glad it's doing so well. Half the critics got it wrong on this one, they were expecting one thing and got something else and then we're pissed they didnt get it so shit all over the movie. F'em! Money talks and bullshit walks, and the money is definitely talking here.
Glad it's doing so well. Half the critics got it wrong on this one, they were expecting one thing and got something else and then we're pissed they didnt get it so shit all over the movie. F'em! Money talks and bullshit walks, and the money is definitely talking here.
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3:15PM on 06/16/2013
Sad to say, tho MOS is a superior film, SR was a better written story, tho not such an interesting or good story, but much better written than MOS which had a BRILLIANT story, ideas, concepts, but very poorly written. Lois should have been written as Lana who comes back to smallville to help protect Clark's identity while she creates a false story around it as a reporter of a different news station...the romance would have been realistic. Them talking about their smallville past, all the
Sad to say, tho MOS is a superior film, SR was a better written story, tho not such an interesting or good story, but much better written than MOS which had a BRILLIANT story, ideas, concepts, but very poorly written. Lois should have been written as Lana who comes back to smallville to help protect Clark's identity while she creates a false story around it as a reporter of a different news station...the romance would have been realistic. Them talking about their smallville past, all the awkward super moments, and then the alien invasion hits and possibly LANA GETS KILLED OR HOSPITALIZED. Would have added emotional depth to a movie that had almost none.

I swear I should take writing as a profession. It's really not hard to make a cohesive well structured superman story. They had all the right concepts and ideas, but just poorly structured to where emotional ties were absent. That story telling worked for BB because there arent that many important figures surrounding Bruce before he put the suit on, where as Clark has a whole cast of important figures that are relevant to his becoming Supes. Goyer missed this and "sacrificed footing for a quick kill"
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3:07PM on 06/16/2013

Excellent Movie! Five out of Five Stars!

I went and saw MOS on Sat, and I loved it! While it lacked a bit in the character part (i.e. Lois Lane and her background and relationship with Clark), I found that this was NOT a Donner re-hash that many of the critics were looking for. I was reading several negative reviews, and the common theme among them was "no sunny disposition" and "lack of humour"....while the critics were longing for a past Superman movie, Synder and Nolan brought Superman into the 21st century, and didn't have to
I went and saw MOS on Sat, and I loved it! While it lacked a bit in the character part (i.e. Lois Lane and her background and relationship with Clark), I found that this was NOT a Donner re-hash that many of the critics were looking for. I was reading several negative reviews, and the common theme among them was "no sunny disposition" and "lack of humour"....while the critics were longing for a past Superman movie, Synder and Nolan brought Superman into the 21st century, and didn't have to dumb it down with jokes and humour. I thought the movie carried a positive message, and I will see this again. Cavill played the character to a tee, based on the comic book version of Clark/Superman, and I hope that he will continue on with the roll.
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3:04PM on 06/16/2013

Sounds about right

The movie was awesome, and Zod didnt turn out to be an actor working for someone else so that was just another plus to me! Really though this movie was exactly what people had been asking for, Superman was able to throw a punch., and now thats its making a lot of money we know we will get a sequel and hopefully this will tentpole WB/DC into a bigger movie universe
The movie was awesome, and Zod didnt turn out to be an actor working for someone else so that was just another plus to me! Really though this movie was exactly what people had been asking for, Superman was able to throw a punch., and now thats its making a lot of money we know we will get a sequel and hopefully this will tentpole WB/DC into a bigger movie universe
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7:24PM on 06/16/2013
Amen to Zod being the ACTUAL villain that was advertised, I can't believe we live in a world where that even has to be a concern. I also thought Faora was way more cool and formidable than I thought she was going to be.
Amen to Zod being the ACTUAL villain that was advertised, I can't believe we live in a world where that even has to be a concern. I also thought Faora was way more cool and formidable than I thought she was going to be.
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3:02PM on 06/16/2013
WoW Rotten Tomatoes has Man of Steel at 56% and dropping. If anyone is contemplating on seeing this or not, GO SEE IT and judge for your self. This is surely the best comic book movie after Iron-Man 1. 9/10. There is no reason the crap fest that is IM3 should be the highest grossing comic book movie this year. And that is coming from a Marvel fan.
WoW Rotten Tomatoes has Man of Steel at 56% and dropping. If anyone is contemplating on seeing this or not, GO SEE IT and judge for your self. This is surely the best comic book movie after Iron-Man 1. 9/10. There is no reason the crap fest that is IM3 should be the highest grossing comic book movie this year. And that is coming from a Marvel fan.
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2:54PM on 06/16/2013
IGN seems to think oversees added another $71.6 million to the total bringing it just shy of $200 mil overall. I had to snigger because of the down votes I got for suggesting a $200 mil opening on the voting article. I'll be contributing tomorrow morning when I get to witness this as my first IMAX experience.
IGN seems to think oversees added another $71.6 million to the total bringing it just shy of $200 mil overall. I had to snigger because of the down votes I got for suggesting a $200 mil opening on the voting article. I'll be contributing tomorrow morning when I get to witness this as my first IMAX experience.
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2:49PM on 06/16/2013
About SR, don't forget that 2006's $52.5M would mean around $102M nowadays.
AND I hope you fuckers complaining about Snyder's slowmo are happy. Now you've got shackycam a la Michael Bay, instead...
About SR, don't forget that 2006's $52.5M would mean around $102M nowadays.
AND I hope you fuckers complaining about Snyder's slowmo are happy. Now you've got shackycam a la Michael Bay, instead...
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3:01PM on 06/16/2013
52.5M in 2006=102M now?!!!! That's how high ticket prices have gotten?!!! Damn....
52.5M in 2006=102M now?!!!! That's how high ticket prices have gotten?!!! Damn....
3:07PM on 06/16/2013
That's what BoxOfficeMojo says, at least...
That's what BoxOfficeMojo says, at least...
3:07PM on 06/16/2013
That's what BoxOfficeMojo says, at least...
That's what BoxOfficeMojo says, at least...
4:29PM on 06/16/2013
My mistake...
It's the 5 days $84.6M that would be $102M...
My mistake...
It's the 5 days $84.6M that would be $102M...
2:46PM on 06/16/2013
Good to see Superman doing good.
Good to see Superman doing good.
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2:34PM on 06/16/2013
Kinda weird you guys forgot to point out that FAST & FURIOUS 6 is now the highest grossing film in the franchise ( domestically and internationally) and is now the third highest grossing Universal film of all time. No wonder they're fast tracking SEVEN.

Good for Man of Steel, will be watching next weekend, hopefully it'll reach the 300+ million mark for an actual sequel this time. I saw This is the End on wednesday it was hilarious. I'm kinda surprised at how much they made considering Man
Kinda weird you guys forgot to point out that FAST & FURIOUS 6 is now the highest grossing film in the franchise ( domestically and internationally) and is now the third highest grossing Universal film of all time. No wonder they're fast tracking SEVEN.

Good for Man of Steel, will be watching next weekend, hopefully it'll reach the 300+ million mark for an actual sequel this time. I saw This is the End on wednesday it was hilarious. I'm kinda surprised at how much they made considering Man of Steel was the main attraction this weekend. Should top out around 70 million which is good for the Apatow crew.

Glad After Earth and The Purge are dropping so quickly, both are garbage ( even though the Purge is a success now). I swear if the Conjuring bombs I'm gonna purge someone myself cuz it sucks if these crappy horror films make money but the good ones bomb hard.
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2:42PM on 06/16/2013
The Purge was terrible. Terribly written.
The Purge was terrible. Terribly written.
2:27PM on 06/16/2013
Really excited and proud to see Man of Steel doing so well. This is finally the Superman film that us fans deserve and have all been waiting for. Snyder, Nolan, Cavill, and co. all delivered us a spectacular film in every way. And I agree with SauronsBane in that it's now in my top five favorite superhero films of all time along with Batman Begins, Green Lantern, Avengers, and Spider-Man 2. Can't wait to see what's in store for the sequel.
Really excited and proud to see Man of Steel doing so well. This is finally the Superman film that us fans deserve and have all been waiting for. Snyder, Nolan, Cavill, and co. all delivered us a spectacular film in every way. And I agree with SauronsBane in that it's now in my top five favorite superhero films of all time along with Batman Begins, Green Lantern, Avengers, and Spider-Man 2. Can't wait to see what's in store for the sequel.
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5:40PM on 06/16/2013
Green Lantern top 5 favorite superhero film all time uh? I didn't think it was nearly as bad as the masses would have you believe, but putting it in a "top" category feels like a stretch, to put mildly lol.
Green Lantern top 5 favorite superhero film all time uh? I didn't think it was nearly as bad as the masses would have you believe, but putting it in a "top" category feels like a stretch, to put mildly lol.
8:19PM on 06/16/2013
Just to be clear... You liked Green Lantern better than The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, XMen 2, XMen First Class, Kick Ass, Sin City, 300, Watchmen, and Red???

I'm sure there has to be some sort of nostalgia or character love that helps you enjoy it. I'm not even trying to say you can't like the movie - but that's a long list of great movies that I think most people would have to say are far superior films, right? Even if you
Just to be clear... You liked Green Lantern better than The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, XMen 2, XMen First Class, Kick Ass, Sin City, 300, Watchmen, and Red???

I'm sure there has to be some sort of nostalgia or character love that helps you enjoy it. I'm not even trying to say you can't like the movie - but that's a long list of great movies that I think most people would have to say are far superior films, right? Even if you take Watchmen out of the list (I think it was well executed but not that entertaining) Green Lantern could maybe hope to battle it out with The Fantastic Four and Thomas Jane's Punisher for a spot on the top 15 or 20 list.
2:20PM on 06/16/2013

Don't always listen to the critics

After seeing the midnight opening, I can't see at all how Man of Steel is at 57% on rotten tomatoes. The critics are so jaded. Either they were expecting this Superman to be another 'Superman Returns' and basically ape Christopher Reeves iconic performance, or they just went in with a pre-conceived notion that they wouldn't like it. This is the movie of the year so far, and miles ahead of Superman Returns. In fact, I'd put it in my top 5 best comic book movies ever, just below The Dark Knight,
After seeing the midnight opening, I can't see at all how Man of Steel is at 57% on rotten tomatoes. The critics are so jaded. Either they were expecting this Superman to be another 'Superman Returns' and basically ape Christopher Reeves iconic performance, or they just went in with a pre-conceived notion that they wouldn't like it. This is the movie of the year so far, and miles ahead of Superman Returns. In fact, I'd put it in my top 5 best comic book movies ever, just below The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, and above Iron Man 1 and Avengers. This deserves all the money it can make. Bring on the sequel!
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5:41PM on 06/16/2013
I always look at the audience score too. 82% vs. 56%. The audience score is provided by people who are interested in the movie and would spend $$ to see it in a theater. The critic score, I think, is of all critics who may or may not be interested in the material. So if you like the trailer and want to see the movie, it's not too out there to think that looking at the audience score may be a better predictor of what you'll think about the movie.
I always look at the audience score too. 82% vs. 56%. The audience score is provided by people who are interested in the movie and would spend $$ to see it in a theater. The critic score, I think, is of all critics who may or may not be interested in the material. So if you like the trailer and want to see the movie, it's not too out there to think that looking at the audience score may be a better predictor of what you'll think about the movie.
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