Man of Steel

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $291,045,518Details
International Box Office $376,954,000
Worldwide Box Office $667,999,518
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $39,539,150 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $60,718,001 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $100,257,151
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Synopsis

A young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this Earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the symbol of hope for all mankind.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics
55% - Rotten
Audience
76% - Upright

Movie Details

Production Budget:$225,000,000
Theatrical Release: June 14th, 2013 (Wide) by Warner Bros.
June 14th, 2013 (IMAX) by Warner Bros.
Video Release: November 12th, 2013 by Warner Home Video
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence, action and destruction, and for some language.
(Rating bulletin 2256, 1/23/2013)
Franchise: Superman
Keywords: D.C. Comics, Friendly Alien on Earth, Alien Invasion, Young Child Dealing with the Death of a Parent, Adopted Family, Visual Effects, Reboot, 3-D
Source:Based on Comic/Graphic Novel
Genre:Action
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Super Hero

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for November 12th, 2013

There are a number of good releases this week. The two biggest releases are Man of Steel and Turbo. While the former has a larger target audience, the latter is the better film. It is still not Pick of the Week material. The best films are some of the smaller releases, like The Attack, Barbara, Blackfish, City Lights, and Prince Avalanche. All of those are worth picking up, but I think Nosferatu on Blu-ray is the Pick of the Week. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Monsters Freeze Out Competition

As expected, Monsters University remained the top draw on the weekend box office chart. The Heat performed a little better than expected, but White House Down struggled. Overall, the box office fell 21% from last weekend to $190 million over the weekend. More importantly, this is 9% lower than the same weekend last year, meaning 2013 fell a little further behind 2012's pace. The difference is only $78 million or 1.5% at $5.18 billion to $5.26 billion, which is much better than it was earlier this year, so hopefully we can close that gap before too long. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will the Weekend Race be a Dead Heat?

The final weekend of June has two wide releases that should be in a very close battle at the box office. The Heat and White House Down could finish within $1 million of each other over the weekend. Unfortunately, neither one really has a shot at first place. It looks like Monsters University will have no trouble repeating as champion at the box office. Comparisons to last year are a little complicated. The new releases last year were stronger than the new releases this year; however, this year's holdovers are better. So will 2013 win in the year-over-year comparison? Not sure, but it could be really close. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Monsters Graduate Magna Cum Laude

It was a great week at the box office with both new releases, Monsters University and World War Z, topping predictions. The overall box office rose 18% to $240 million, which was the eighth biggest weekend of all time. The box office was 46% higher than the same weekend last year. Year-to-date, 2013 is still behind 2012, but now by less than 1% at $4.88 billion to $4.93 billion. Maybe by the end of the month, 2013 will have completely caught up to 2012. The new releases will have to be stronger than anticipated, but it isn't out of the question. More...

Per Theater Chart: Bling Ring Steals Top Spot

The Bling Ring's reviews didn't hurt its opening as it scored an average of $42,597 in five theaters. Given this start, reaching at least one major milestone seems likely, even with its reviews. Man of Steel took second place on the per theater chart with an average of $27,720. 20 Feet from Stardom earned an average of $18,199 in three theaters. This is a great start for a documentary. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will Monsters School Zombies?

There are two potential monster hits opening this weekend: Monsters University and World War Z. Not only should both of those films score with moviegoers, but Man of Steel's sophomore stint should be strong as well resulting in a powerful weekend box office. This weekend last year was led by Brave with $66.32 million, a figure Monsters University should top. Meanwhile this year has a lot more depth at the box office than last year did, so 2013 should earn a victory in the year-over-year comparison. This is great news, because 2013 is still far behind 2012. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Superman is Truly Super

It was a very good week at the box office with Man of Steel breaking the record for biggest June weekend topping Toy Story 3 by more than $6 million. Nearly every film in the top five matched or beat expectations, which helped the overall box office reach $204 million. This was 37% higher than last weekend and 57% higher than the same weekend last year. Year-to-date, 2013 is still behind 2012, but is has closed the gap to $150 million, or 3.1%, at $4.56 billion to $4.71 billion. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will Latest Superman Flick Live Up to Its Name?

This week one of the biggest movies of the summer is coming out. Man of Steel is the latest film in the longest running super hero franchises of all time. Granted, Superman hasn't always been overly popular with moviegoers or critics, but it should still sell lots of tickets. This is the End is the counter-programming for the week, and it has a lot of popular actors and the reviews are strong, but it opened on Wednesday, so its weekend numbers will be softer as a result. Last year the box office was led by Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted and Prometheus, both of which were in their second weekend of release. The new releases were Rock of Ages and That's My Boy, both of which bombed. I foresee a victory in the year-over-year comparison. More...

Contest: Like Father Like Son

Next weekend is Father's Day and as such we have a Father's Day related prizes: Really ugly ties! No, it's A Good Day to Die Hard, which is a father and son action film. But first we have to come up with a target film. Fortunately there's a really easy choice there. This is the End is the counter-programming and will be playing in less than 3,000 theaters, while Man of Steel is debuting in more than 4,000 theaters. As I said, it's an easy choice to make. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office number for Man of Steel. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win a copy of A Good Day to Die Hard on Blu-ray Combo Pack. Meanwhile, whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will also win a copy of A Good Day to Die Hard on Blu-ray Combo Pack. Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

2013 Preview: June

May ended on a mixed note, but there was still enough to celebrate. Of the seven films I thought had a legitimate shot at $100 million, four have already gotten there, one more is a sure thing, and another has a good shot as well. Only one, After Earth, will definitely fail to get to that milestone. (Although Now You See Me might get there instead.) Looking forward to June, there are four weekends, each with two wide releases, for a total of eight films. Of those eight, six have a legitimate shot at $100 million. One, Monsters University, should have no trouble getting to $200 million, and another, Man of Steel, should top $300 million. It is hard to compare this June with last June, because last June there were five weekends. Taking that into account and ignoring the first week, which lines up with the final week of May, there were eight wide releases. Of those eight, five hit $100 million, including three $200 million movies. There were no $300 million movies, so if the two big hits this month do as well as expected, 2013 could come out ahead. More...

Cast

Henry Cavill    Clark Kent/Kal-El
Amy Adams    Lois Lane
Michael Shannon    General Zod
Kevin Costner    Jonathan Kent
Diane Lane    Martha Kent
Laurence Fishburne    Perry White
Russell Crowe    Jor-El
Antje Traue    Faora-Ul
Harry Lennix    General Swanwick
Richard Schiff    Dr. Emil Hamilton
Christopher Meloni    Colonel Nathan Hardy
Ayelet Zurer    Lara Lor-Van
Dylan Sprayberry    Clark Kent (13 Years)
Cooper Timberline    Clark Kent (9-Years)
Richard Cetrone    Tor-An
Mackenzie Gray    Jax-Ur
Julian Richings    Lor-Em
Mary Black    Ro-Zar
Samantha Jo    Car-Vex
Michael Kelly    Steve Lombard
Rebecca Buller    Jenny
Christina Wren    Major Carrie Farris
David Lewis    Major Laramore
Tahmoh Penikett    Jed Eubanks
Doug Abrahams    Heraldson
Brad Kelly    Byrne
David Paetkau    Northcom Threat Analyst
Elizabeth Thai    Northcom Threat Analyst
Ian Rozylo    Northcom Threat Analyst
Alessandro Juliani    Officer Sekowsky
Kwesi Ameyaw    Canadian Airman
Mike Dopud    Canadian Airman
Jack Foley    Teenage Pete Ross
Jadin Gould    Lana Lang
Robert Gerdisch    Whitney Fordham
Ryan Mitchell    Bus Boy
Alexa Gengelbach    Bus Girl
Caroline Thomas    Bus Girl
Stephanie Song    Bus Girl
Coburn Goss    Father Leone
Lesley Bevan    Ms. Rampling
Chad Krowchuck    Glen Woodburn
Ian Tracey    Ludlow
Carmen Lavigne    Chrissy-Waitress
Howard Siegel    Weaver
Heidi Kettenring    Helen Ross
Justin Butler    Student
Jacqueline Scislowski    Student
Daniel Coonley    Student
Sally Elting    Student
Joseph Cranford    Pere Ross
Clint Carleton    Roughneck
Mark Gibbon    Roughneck
Stuart Ambrose    A-10 Pilot
Tom Nagel    A-10 Pilot
Jackson Berlin    F-35 Pilot
George Canyon    F-35 Pilot
Kyle Riefsnyder    Little Bird Gunship Pilot
Aaron Smolinski    Communications Officer
Carla Gugino    Voice of Kelor
Bruce Bohne    Ace O'Clubs Bartender
Rowen Kahn    Ken Braveman
Robert Moloney    News Show Host
Sean Campbell    Bar Buddy
Aaron Pearl    Bar Buddy
Rebecca Spence    Young Mother
Joe Minoso    Metropolis Policeman
Brian King    Train Station Family (Father)
Madison Moran    Train Station Family (Daughter)
Gabe Darley    Train Station Family (Son)
Bridgett Newton    Train Station Family (Mother)
Revard Dufresne    Dev-Em
Apollonia Vanova    Nadia
Dan Aho    FBI Agent
Ronald W. Gibbs    FBI Agent
Christopher Palermo    Sergeant Vance
Edmundo Raul Sanchez    Smallville Gas Station Attendant
Nicolas W. Von Zill    Council Member
Allison Crowe    Singer at Cassidy
Nick Touchie    Coastal Villager
Eileen Touchie    Coastal Villager
Malcolm Scott    Tractor Repair Shop Owner

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Zack Snyder
Producer    Charles Roven
Producer    Christopher Nolan
Producer    Emma Thomas
Producer    Deborah Snyder
Screenwriter    David Goyer
Story Creator    David S. Goyer
Story Creator    Christopher Nolan
Executive Producer    Thomas Tull
Executive Producer    Lloyd Phillips
Executive Producer    Jon Peters
Character Creator    Jerry Siegel
Character Creator    Joe Shuster
Director of Photography    Amir Mokri
Production Designer    Alex McDowell
Editor    David Brenner
Composer    Hans Zimmer
Costume Designer    James Acheson
Costume Designer    Michael Wilkinson
Co-Producer    Wesley Coller
Visual Effects Supervisor    John 'DJ' DesJardin
Casting Director    Lora Kennedy
Casting Director    Kristy Carlson
Unit Production Manager    Lloyd Phillips
Unit Production Manager    Jim Rowe
Unit Production Manager    Gregor Wilson
First Assistant Director    Bruce G. Moriarty
Second Assistant Director    Misha Bukowski
Second Assistant Director    Steve Battaglia
Visual Effects Producer    Josh R. Jaggars
Second Unit Director    Damon Caro
Stunt Coordinator    Damon Caro
Post-Production Supervisor    Andrea Wertheim
Stereoscopic Supervisor    Sean Santiago
Associate Producer    Curt Kanemoto
Sound Designer    Scott Hecker
Sound Designer    Eric A. Norris
Re-recording Mixer    Chris Jenkins
Re-recording Mixer    Frank Montano
Supervising Art Director    Kim Sinclair
Art Director    Chris Farmer
Set Decorator    Anne Kuljian
Assistant Director    Carlos Castillon
Assistant Director    Tyler Ruocco
Assistant Director    Cassie Dixon
Visual Effects Supervisor    Matthew Magnolia
Sound Mixer    Michael McGee
Sound Effects Editor    Todd Toon
Dialogue Editor    Byron Wilson

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/06/13 1 $12,062,124   1,000 $12,062   $12,062,124 0
2013/06/14 1 $44,013,367 +265% 4,207 $10,462   $56,075,491 1
2013/06/15 1 $36,315,318 -17% 4,207 $8,632   $92,390,809 2
2013/06/16 1 $36,290,677 n/c 4,207 $8,626   $128,681,486 3
2013/06/17 1 $12,585,005 -65% 4,207 $2,991   $141,266,491 4
2013/06/18 1 $11,511,127 -9% 4,207 $2,736   $152,777,618 5
2013/06/19 1 $9,002,279 -22% 4,207 $2,140   $161,779,897 6
2013/06/20 1 $7,011,050 -22% 4,207 $1,667   $168,790,947 7
2013/06/21 3 $12,547,013 +79% 4,207 $2,982   $181,337,960 8
2013/06/22 3 $16,211,397 +29% 4,207 $3,853   $197,549,357 9
2013/06/23 3 $12,528,796 -23% 4,207 $2,978   $210,078,153 10
2013/06/24 3 $4,537,163 -64% 4,207 $1,078   $214,615,316 11
2013/06/25 3 $5,197,429 +15% 4,207 $1,235   $219,812,745 12
2013/06/26 3 $4,112,073 -21% 4,207 $977   $223,924,818 13
2013/06/27 3 $3,915,288 -5% 4,207 $931   $227,840,106 14
2013/06/28 5 $6,008,588 +53% 4,131 $1,455   $233,848,694 15
2013/06/29 5 $8,363,785 +39% 4,131 $2,025   $242,212,479 16
2013/06/30 5 $6,365,117 -24% 4,131 $1,541   $248,577,596 17
2013/07/01 5 $3,044,020 -52% 4,131 $737   $251,621,616 18
2013/07/02 5 $2,784,230 -9% 4,131 $674   $254,405,846 19
2013/07/03 - $2,353,137 -15% 2,965 $794   $256,758,983 20
2013/07/04 - $3,015,170 +28% 2,965 $1,017   $259,774,153 21
2013/07/05 - $3,906,210 +30% 2,905 $1,345   $263,680,363 22
2013/07/06 - $4,259,373 +9% 2,905 $1,466   $267,939,736 23
2013/07/07 - $3,248,714 -24% 2,905 $1,118   $271,188,450 24
2013/07/08 7 $1,273,493 -61% 2,905 $438   $272,461,943 25
2013/07/09 7 $1,468,477 +15% 2,905 $505   $273,930,420 26
2013/07/10 7 $1,228,355 -16% 2,905 $423   $275,158,775 27
2013/07/11 7 $1,011,103 -18% 2,905 $348   $276,169,878 28
2013/07/12 10 $1,363,158 +35% 2,150 $634   $277,533,036 29
2013/07/13 9 $1,944,841 +43% 2,150 $905   $279,477,877 30
2013/07/14 9 $1,411,085 -27% 2,150 $656   $280,888,962 31
2013/07/15 9 $592,243 -58% 2,150 $275   $281,481,205 32
2013/07/16 9 $712,448 +20% 2,150 $331   $282,193,653 33
2013/07/17 10 $542,089 -24% 2,150 $252   $282,735,742 34
2013/07/18 10 $445,345 -18% 2,150 $207   $283,181,087 35
2013/07/19 15 $504,429 +13% 1,050 $480   $283,685,516 36
2013/07/20 15 $744,864 +48% 1,050 $709   $284,430,380 37
2013/07/21 14 $570,094 -23% 1,050 $543   $285,000,474 38
2013/07/22 13 $253,352 -56% 1,050 $241   $285,253,826 39
2013/07/23 13 $321,028 +27% 1,050 $306   $285,574,854 40
2013/07/24 13 $252,156 -21% 1,050 $240   $285,827,010 41
2013/07/25 14 $231,262 -8% 1,050 $220   $286,058,272 42
2013/07/26 18 $213,182 -8% 501 $426   $286,271,454 43
2013/07/27 17 $308,478 +45% 501 $616   $286,579,932 44
2013/07/28 17 $227,573 -26% 501 $454   $286,807,505 45
2013/07/29 17 $104,562 -54% 501 $209   $286,912,067 46
2013/07/30 17 $122,010 +17% 501 $244   $287,034,077 47
2013/07/31 17 $88,288 -28% 501 $176   $287,122,365 48
2013/08/01 17 $92,458 +5% 501 $185   $287,214,823 49
2013/08/02 - $137,861 +49% 304 $453   $287,352,684 50
2013/08/03 - $189,627 +38% 304 $624   $287,542,311 51
2013/08/04 - $139,086 -27% 304 $458   $287,681,397 52
2013/08/05 - $75,106 -46% 304 $247   $287,756,503 53
2013/08/06 - $72,603 -3% 304 $239   $287,829,106 54
2013/08/07 - $50,521 -30% 304 $166   $287,879,627 55
2013/08/08 - $52,036 +3% 304 $171   $287,931,663 56
2013/08/09 - $216,325 +316% 426 $508   $288,147,988 57
2013/08/10 - $298,636 +38% 426 $701   $288,446,624 58
2013/08/11 - $235,346 -21% 426 $552   $288,681,970 59
2013/08/12 - $111,836 -52% 426 $263   $288,793,806 60
2013/08/13 - $129,203 +16% 426 $303   $288,923,009 61
2013/08/14 - $100,778 -22% 426 $237   $289,023,787 62
2013/08/15 - $97,754 -3% 426 $229   $289,121,541 63
2013/08/16 - $145,573 +49% 365 $399   $289,267,114 64
2013/08/17 - $210,980 +45% 365 $578   $289,478,094 65
2013/08/18 - $155,755 -26% 365 $427   $289,633,849 66
2013/08/19 - $60,480 -61% 365 $166   $289,694,329 67
2013/08/20 - $66,528 +10% 365 $182   $289,760,857 68
2013/08/21 - $55,883 -16% 365 $153   $289,816,740 69
2013/08/22 - $59,236 +6% 365 $162   $289,875,976 70
2013/08/23 - $101,726 +72% 303 $336   $289,977,702 71
2013/08/24 - $154,675 +52% 303 $510   $290,132,377 72
2013/08/25 - $97,445 -37% 303 $322   $290,229,822 73
2013/08/26 - $36,054 -63% 303 $119   $290,265,876 74
2013/08/27 - $32,975 -9% 303 $109   $290,298,851 75
2013/08/28 - $29,147 -12% 303 $96   $290,327,998 76
2013/08/29 - $32,084 +10% 303 $106   $290,360,082 77
2013/08/30 - $69,003 +115% 284 $243   $290,429,085 78
2013/08/31 - $110,677 +60% 284 $390   $290,539,762 79
2013/09/01 - $110,514 n/c 284 $389   $290,650,276 80
2013/09/02 - $99,981 -10% 284 $352   $290,750,257 81
2013/09/03 - $19,595 -80% 284 $69   $290,769,852 82
2013/09/04 - $17,831 -9% 284 $63   $290,787,683 83
2013/09/05 - $16,974 -5% 284 $60   $290,804,657 84
2013/09/06 - $31,108 +83% 201 $155   $290,835,765 85
2013/09/07 - $56,070 +80% 201 $279   $290,891,835 86
2013/09/08 - $33,636 -40% 201 $167   $290,925,471 87
2013/09/09 - $7,984 -76% 201 $40   $290,933,455 88
2013/09/10 - $9,101 +14% 201 $45   $290,942,556 89
2013/09/11 - $9,155 +1% 201 $46   $290,951,711 90
2013/09/12 - $8,837 -3% 201 $44   $290,960,548 91
2013/09/13 - $17,555 +99% 91 $193   $290,978,103 92
2013/09/14 - $27,360 +56% 91 $301   $291,005,463 93
2013/09/15 - $16,102 -41% 91 $177   $291,021,565 94
2013/09/16 - $5,732 -64% 91 $63   $291,027,297 95
2013/09/17 - $6,679 +17% 91 $73   $291,033,976 96
2013/09/18 - $5,609 -16% 91 $62   $291,039,585 97
2013/09/19 - $5,933 +6% 91 $65   $291,045,518 98

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/06/14 1 $116,619,362   4,207 $27,720   $128,681,486 3
2013/06/21 3 $41,287,206 -65% 4,207 $9,814   $210,078,153 10
2013/06/28 5 $20,737,490 -50% 4,131 $5,020   $248,577,596 17
2013/07/05 7 $11,414,297 -45% 2,905 $3,929   $271,188,450 24
2013/07/12 10 $4,719,084 -59% 2,150 $2,195   $280,888,962 31
2013/07/19 15 $1,819,387 -61% 1,050 $1,733   $285,000,474 38
2013/07/26 17 $749,233 -59% 501 $1,495   $286,807,505 45
2013/08/02 21 $466,574 -38% 304 $1,535   $287,681,397 52
2013/08/09 19 $750,307 +61% 426 $1,761   $288,681,970 59
2013/08/16 23 $512,308 -32% 365 $1,404   $289,633,849 66
2013/08/23 26 $353,846 -31% 303 $1,168   $290,229,822 73
2013/08/30 36 $290,194 -18% 284 $1,022   $290,650,276 80
2013/09/06 41 $120,814 -58% 201 $601   $290,925,471 87
2013/09/13 46 $61,017 -49% 91 $671   $291,021,565 94

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
11/17/20131598,567 598,567$10,133,739$10,133,7391
11/24/20135196,297-67% 794,864$3,727,680$13,861,4192
12/1/201327167,979-14% 962,843$3,189,921$17,051,3413
12/8/20139203,088+21% 1,165,931$3,842,425$20,893,7664
12/15/20131796,525-52% 1,262,456$1,819,496$22,713,2625
12/22/20135327,103+239% 1,589,559$6,093,929$28,807,1916
12/29/20134240,015-27% 1,829,574$4,557,885$33,365,0767
1/5/20144119,731-50% 1,949,305$1,730,113$35,095,1888
1/12/2014770,575-41% 2,019,880$851,134$35,946,3239
1/19/20141629,380-58% 2,049,260$364,312$36,310,63510
1/26/20141724,516-17% 2,073,776$370,437$36,681,07211
2/2/20141719,029-22% 2,092,805$283,342$36,964,41412
2/9/20141726,717+40% 2,119,522$275,452$37,239,86613
3/2/20142716,488 2,172,111$306,677$38,223,95116
4/27/20142113,557 2,280,596$156,312$39,328,23224

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
11/17/201311,376,163 1,376,163$28,431,528$28,431,5281
11/24/20133240,837-82% 1,617,000$5,587,412$34,018,9402
12/1/201315145,254-40% 1,762,253$3,213,008$37,231,9483
12/8/20135153,715+6% 1,915,969$3,687,620$40,919,5684
12/15/20134109,515-29% 2,025,484$2,581,272$43,500,8405
12/22/20135447,004+308% 2,472,488$6,365,342$49,866,1826
12/29/20133244,486-45% 2,716,974$6,566,886$56,433,0687
1/5/20142101,662-58% 2,818,636$1,445,639$57,878,7078
1/12/2014737,627-63% 2,856,263$782,651$58,661,3589
1/19/20141510,854-71% 2,867,117$211,321$58,872,67910
2/2/2014159,102 2,883,974$174,940$59,198,76912
2/9/2014643,020+373% 2,926,994$457,730$59,656,49913
2/16/20142016,944-61% 2,943,937$220,096$59,876,59514
2/23/20141711,985-29% 2,955,923$160,364$60,036,95915

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