“Man of Steel” Hits Half-Billion Dollar Mark
After flying into the record books in its opening, Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ “Man of Steel” continues to soar at the box office. The film crossed the $500 million mark on Saturday, June 29. The announcement was made by Warner Bros. Pictures President of Domestic Distribution, Dan Fellman, and President of International Distribution, Veronika Kwan Vandenberg.
The film has earned $248.7 million domestically, and $271.7 internationally, for a worldwide total of $520.4, to date. “Man of Steel” opened at the top of the box office in the U.S. and Canada, with the biggest June release ever. The film opened at number one in many international territories, and continues its roll out with record-breaking bows. The film is still to open in Brazil and Japan.
The film continues to set records worldwide in IMAX theatres, where it has earned an estimated $27 million domestically and $18.9 million internationally, for a worldwide total of $45.9 million.
Dan Fellman stated, “This success for ‘Man of Steel’ is a great 75th birthday present for this iconic character. The film took Superman back to his roots for a new generation of moviegoers, who have once again embraced Krypton and Kansas’ favorite son. The film’s strong Cinemascore tells us that word of mouth should keep the ‘Man of Steel’ flying through the summer.”
Veronika Kwan Vandenberg said, “We’re so excited by the international response to the film and congratulate Zack and everyone involved in the movie on reaching this milestone. We look forward to bringing the film to the rest of the world in the weeks ahead.”
Sue Kroll, Warner Bros. Pictures President, Worldwide Marketing and International Distribution, noted, “‘Man of Steel’ is an extraordinary achievement by wonderful talents on both sides of the camera. Zack Snyder, along with his cast and fellow filmmakers, created a story that has connected with audiences of all ages and in every quadrant of the world. We are so proud of the film, which has brought a new vision of the man and the myth to those just discovering Superman, as well as lifelong fans.”