It's quite super!
"Man of Steel" vanquished competition with $113 million to come out as the No. 1 movie in America and the world! Add $12 million from Thursday screenings and Zack Snyder's reboot of our favorite superhero had a domestic total of $125 million.
The film, starring Henry Cavill as Superman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Russell Crowe as Jor-El, Diane Lane and Kevin Costner as Ma and Pa Kent, and Michael Shannon as the big bad General Zod, also flew on top of the international market with $71.6 million showing in 24 territories including the Philippines, India, Malaysia, and the United Kingdom. "Man of Steel" is set to get more international markets next week when it opens in 27 more territories including Russia and China.
"Man of Steel" beat the last Superman movie, "Superman Returns" with Brandon Routh. That flick debuted with $52.6 million in 2006. From a collaboration between Snyder and writer/producer Christopher Nolan, "Man of Steel" also became June's biggest opening, stealing Disney/Pixar's previous record, "Toy Story 3's" $110.3 million debut in 2010.
Another big movie that opened last weekend was Seth Rogen's Hollywood apocalyptic comedy "This is the End." Starring Rogen, James Franco, and Jonah Hill as versions of themselves, "This is the End" debuted with $20.5 million with a domestic total of $32.8 million since opening last Wednesday.
Meanwhile, Summit's "Now You See Me" continued to dazzle at the box-office. The magician crime thriller placed at No.3 with $10.3 million for a box-office total of $80 million. Universal's "Fast & Furious 6" was at No. 4 with $9.4 million and "The Purge" landed in the fifth spot with $8.2 million.
So "Man of Steel" dominated the box-office, so here's the big question -- will we finally see more DC movies? Perhaps a "Justice League" flick? Maybe "Wonder Woman?" According to Snyder when I interviewed him for "Man of Steel," he said, if the film do good business, we may see some trickle down effect. And we just might!
Here's the Top 10 box-office films for the weekend of June 14th:
1. "Man of Steel," $113 million ($71.6 million international).
2. "This Is the End," $20.5 million.
3. "Now You See Me," $10.3 million ($15.6 million international).
4. "Fast & Furious 6," $9.4 million ($20 million international).
5. "The Purge," $8.2 million ($2.4 million international).
6. "The Internship," $7 million ($5.1 million international).
7. "Epic," $6 million ($8.1 million international).
8. "Star Trek: Into Darkness," $5.6 million ($17 million international).
9. "After Earth," $3.7 million ($24 million international).
10. "Iron Man 3," $2.9 million ($1 million international).
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Two big films are flying into theaters this weekend. And they're both quite super! First, we have "This is the End" from co-writer/co-director Seth Rogen. It's a truly original movie with the actors playing themselves -- it examines Hollywood in the midst of a catastrophe. But it's freaking funny! Go watch it.
And then we have, "Man of Steel" from director Zack Snyder (“300,” “Watchmen”) and co-writer/executive producer Christopher Nolan (“The Dark Knight” trilogy) aims to reinvigorate the Superman franchise. Henry Cavill puts on the red cape as Superman/Kal-El/Clark Kent. Amy Adams (Lois Lane), Michael Shannon (General Zod), Laurence Fishburne (Perry White), Russell Crowe (Jor-El), Diane Lane (Ma Kent), and Kevin Costner (Pa Kent) co-star. Is “Man of Steel” a heroic adventure? Take a look:
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Ladies listen up! Henry Cavill is as hot in person as our favorite man of steel! He also embodies Superman like you’ve never seen him before! So watch “Man of Steel” when it comes out on June 14th. It’s from director Zack Snyder and producer Christopher Nolan. Co-starring are Amy Adams (Lois Lane), Michael Shannon (General Zod), Russell Crowe (Jor-El), Kevin Costner (Jonathan Kent), and Diane Lane (Martha Kent). In this interview, we talked about:
*** Why he’s perfect as Superman
*** The genesis of how he became Superman
*** How did he prepare to be the man of steel – training and character-wise
*** Superman, the character
*** His relationships with both his parents in the film – Russell Crowe and Kevin Costner
*** How Russell Crowe inspired him to strive to become an actor!
*** Is he ready to take flight as one of the biggest stars this summer?
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Amy Adams is a sweetheart! I love love love her! Not only is she a fantastic actress, she’s also down-to-earth and humble with an edge much like her character Lois Lane in the new movie “Man of Steel.” Henry Cavill is, of course, our man of steel aka Superman and co-starring are Michael Shannon (General Zod), Russell Crowe (Jor-El), Kevin Costner (Jonathan Kent), and Diane Lane (Martha Kent). Make sure you watch “Man of Steel” on Friday, June 14th.
In this interview, we talked about:
*** What was her inspiration for playing Lois Lane?
*** This is her third time trying to play the role of Lois Lane – what’s the attraction?
*** The film’s humanity and Henry Cavill as Superman
*** Once upon a time, I interviewed Amy Adams in “Enchanted,” since then she has catapulted into one of the best actresses of this generation
*** What power would she want?
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Director Zack Snyder Interview for “Man of Steel” and Talks About Justice League and Christopher Nolan
I love interviewing director Zack Snyder! He’s always animated and full of action, just like most of his movies! I’ve talked to him before for “Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole” and “Sucker Punch” and boy oh boy, the director hasn’t changed, even though he’s been submerged inside Superman’s world for months and months!
“Man of Steel” is produced by Christopher Nolan and stars Henry Cavill in the lead role. Co-starring are Amy Adams (Lois Lane), Michael Shannon (General Zod), Russell Crowe (Jor-El), Kevin Costner (Jonathan Kent), and Diane Lane (Martha Kent).
In this interview, we talked about:
*** How does he feel that “Man of Steel” is about to descend into theaters near you
*** Why “Man of Steel” is the most realistic movie he’s made
*** The influence of Christopher Nolan in making “Man of Steel”
*** What’s the most challenging aspect in making “Man of Steel?”
*** The cast of “Man of Steel”
*** Will “Justice League” movie ever happen?
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