‘Man Of Steel’ continues to place bums on seats across the globe, and it is now officially the second highest grossing movie of 2013, behind ‘Iron Man 3′.
At the moment of writing, Zack Snyder’s Superman reboot has managed to amass $282million at the United States’ box office, whilst it has also grossed $338million internationally, plus it is still yet to open in Japan too.
It will be a tough ask for ‘Man Of Steel’ to eclipse Tony Stark’s third adventure though, as ‘Iron Man 3’ grossed $1.2billion at the box office.
Whilst it’s clear that ‘Man Of Steel’ has been a financial success, it has still failed to crack into the top 50 highest-grossing films of all time list, which ‘The Matrix Reloaded’ currently sits at the bottom of, having only managed to gross a feeble $742million back in 2003.
Does this mean that ‘Man Of Steel’s’ producers should be disappointed with its haul? Probably not.
The first film of Marvel’s phase one, 2008’s ‘Iron Man’, only brought in $585million, whilst Christopher Nolan’s ‘Batman Begins’, which kick started the highly regarded ‘Dark Knight’ saga back in 2005, earned just $375million. Plus, the last Superman adventure, 2006’s ‘Superman Returns’ was so poorly received by audiences that it left people wondering if Clark Kent would ever return to the big screen again.
DC will be ecstatic with the cinematic foundations that ‘Man Of Steel’ has laid, and they might even announce some of their future exploits over the next few days, when 2013’s San Diego Comic-Con moves into full throttle.
Both Kal-El himself, Henry Cavill, and Snyder will be in attendance, and they are set to be part of a panel that celebrates Superman’s 75th Anniversary on Saturday, whilst The Wrap has also confirmed that the pair will attend Friday night’s party at the Hard Rock Café, and it has been alleged that an animated Superman short, directed by Snyder, will be previewed over the weekend too.
Rumours also abound that DC will take this opportunity to announce either ‘Man Of Steel 2,’ ‘Justice League’ or both, whilst some people are dreaming that a ‘Batman’ and ‘Green Lantern’ reboot, as well as ‘Wonder Woman,’ ‘The Flash,’ and ‘Aquaman’ movies might be confirmed too.
Which DC movies do you think will be announced at Comic-Con?