It’s a good weekend for DC and Warner Bros. Despite the mixed reception from critics, Superman reboot Man of Steel hit cinemas around the world this weekend, and we can safely say that it’s got off to a pretty good start.
Kicking off with $12 million from special Wal-Mart screenings on Thursday night, the reboot went on to earn the tidy sum of $125 million across four days domestically. Not only is that top of the box office, that’s the biggest ever June opening for a movie (beating Toy Story). It also got an A- Cinema Score with audiences, so that’s Audiences 1, Critics 0.
So, Warner Bros. have a hit on their hands, and audiences can expect a sequel to be fast-tracked as fast as humanly possible for a 2015/2016 release. Also, there’s the small matter of Justice League, which will definitely be coming to cinemas now. We might even see an announcement at San Diego Comic Con next month of the team-up movie, which will star Henry Cavill and certainly won’t star Christian Bale.
Man of Steel is in cinemas now. Right now.