Man of Steel continues to make a ton of money for the suits at Warner Bros.
Zack Snyder’s reboot of the classic comic book hero didn’t get off on the right foot with critics. However, this hasn’t stopped the flick from earning quite a bit of cash from both domestic and foreign theaters.
According to The Wrap, Man of Steel has surpassed $500 million at the worldwide box office. Needless to say, the folks at Warner are quite pleased with the film’s success.
Warner’s Sue Kroll said in a statement:
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.
While the movie has taken in its fair share of business in North America, the film has apparently struck a chord with audiences overseas. Previous Superman movies failed to find a strong foothold in foreign markets since the character is seen as a primarily American hero.
According to the numbers posted at Box Office Mojo, Zack Snyder’s reboot has generated an impressive $248 million in the US alone. However, the film’s foreign total currently stands at $271 million. This brings its worldwide total to a healthy $520 million.
Not surprisingly, Warner Bros. is already talking about a Man of Steel sequel. The Inquisitr previously reported the follow-up could arrive in theaters as early as 2014. If that’s the case, then work needs to begin on the project as soon as humanly possible.
Where does this leave the proposed Justice League movie? During his chat with ABC News, Man of Steel star Henry Cavill said the highly-anticipated motion picture probably wouldn’t happen right away.
“I hope it’s not, anyway. It may take some time of building up other movies and other characters and introducing them together in one way or another,” he explained.
Did you enjoy Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel? Are you surprised the film has already surpassed $500 million at the worldwide box office?