Henry Cavill - "Man Of Steel" Climbs Box Office Charts And Sets The Scene For New DC Film Franchise

The new Superman reboot “Man of Steel” is doing remarkably well at the box office this weekend. Shocking! Who could have assumed that people would want to see a new Superman flick, and one of the most hiped up movies of the year at that? The Zack Snyder-directed flick pulled in earnings of $113 million over the weekend, which puts it at the second earning spot this year, after Disney’s Iron Man 3, Bloomberg reports.

Watch the "Man of Steel" trailer below.

According to the publication, this would mean that Warner Bros. has found a new superhero franchise to replace The Dark Knight trilogy, which ended last year. And the shoe certainly fits. Man of Steel is the brainchild of the same team, which was behind the Dark Knight films – Christopher Nolan and David S. Goyer penned the script for the Zack Snyder helmer. This could also be a stepping stone to the big goal for Time Warner – a movie about DC’s Justice League, uniting Superman and a number of other DC Superheroes into a single film. This will follow the model, set by Marvel’s Avengers (the third top grossing movie of all time) and probably earn a lot of money for the studio.

“That’s where the big money will be if they can get a ‘Justice League’ movie off the ground in the next two or three years,” said Jeff Bock, an analyst with Exhibitor Relations Co. “That’s the pattern fans seem to like.”

Which, admittedly, seems true. However, a lot of stars had to align for the success of the Avengers and that includes Marvel taking a risk on a somewhat fringe director in the face of nerd god Joss Whedon, who, along with the near perfect casting of the movie, contributed in huge part to its success.

Zack Snyder, Man of Steel World Premiere
Looks like Snyder is set to make a lot of money for Warner.

Henry Cavill, Man of Steel European Premiere
It's safe to say that Man of Steel put its male lead, Henry Cavill, on the map.


Contactmusic

Tags: Henry Cavill - Christopher Nolan


Advertisement

Editors Recommendations

5 Seconds Of Summer Earn Record Breaking Debut At No.1 On Billboard 200

Australian pop band 5 Seconds of Summer have certainly introduced themselves...

5 Seconds Of Summer Earn Record Breaking Debut At No.1 On Billboard 200

Iggy Azalea To Make Film Debut In 'Fast & Furious 7,' Vin Diesel Reveals

One of hip-hop's most popular female artists, Iggy Azalea, is...

Iggy Azalea To Make Film Debut In 'Fast & Furious 7,' Vin Diesel Reveals

First Impression - Karen O Premieres First Song From Solo Album

Not many artists have their break-out year after more than a decade...

First Impression - Karen O Premieres First Song From Solo Album

"The Big Bang Theory" Is Hitting Production Delays Over Big Pay Demands From Stars

Season 8 of The Big Bang Theory is mercifully being delayed over...

Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett - Anything Goes

Lady Gaga unveils a studio video of her collaborative new single with Tony Bennett entitled 'Anything Goes'...

Lady Gaga - Anything Goes Video

The Celebrities That South Park Loves To Hate

Game of Thrones is one of the most popular TV series on the box at the moment but that hasn’t...

The Celebrities That South Park Loves To Hate
Advertisement

Ray J - Never Shoulda Did That Video

Ray J expresses remorse over his highly publicized sex tape back in 2007 with his self-directed music...

Ray J - Never Shoulda Did That Video

'Girls' Actress Allison Williams Lands Role Of 'Peter Pan' In NBC's Live Stage Production

NBC's forthcoming live stage production of 'Peter Pan' has just cast...

 'Girls' Actress Allison Williams Lands Role Of 'Peter Pan' In NBC's Live Stage Production

The Notorious Mr Bout - Trailer

'The Notorious Mr Bout' is spine-chilling documentary about the career and arrest of America's most...

The Notorious Mr Bout Trailer


More recommendations

Advertisement

Comments

Henry Cavill Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Henry Cavill

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All