Russell Crowe Sets ‘The Water Diviner’ For Directing Debut

By | Tuesday June 18, 2013 @ 3:11pm PDT
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EXCLUSIVE: Hot off the opening of the Superman reboot Man Of Steel in which he plays Jor-El, Russell Crowe has firmed his long-held plans to make his feature directorial debut. He is in talks … Read More »

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‘Man Of Steel’ Soars To $200.3M Worldwide In First 4 Days As #1: Record June Domestic Opening Of $128.7M, International $71.6M

By | Monday June 17, 2013 @ 8:49am PDT

Box Office Man Of SteelSUNDAY PM/MONDAY AM 12TH UPDATE: Sunday matinees were running on par with Saturdays which is highly unusual. But apparently Father’s Day and Man Of Steel “make a great combo. Best Father’s Day combo of all time”, said Warner Bros Pictures President, Domestic Distribution, Dan Fellman. “Amazing result for Sunday. No drop from Saturday”! With $36.3M on Sunday, Warner Bros’ and Legendary Pictures’ tentpole has new totals: $116.7M for the three-weekend and a four-day cume of $128.7M.

SUNDAY AM, 10TH UPDATE (includes international): Warner Bros’ and Legendary Pictures’ Man Of Steel (4,207 theaters with 3D in 3,357 venues) grossed $44M in North America on Friday (including the $9M from midnights) and -18% for $36.3M Saturday (excluding those $12M from Thursday 7 PM Wal-Mart shows). Pic was light on all-time records. But, even with a longish running time of two hours and 23 minutes, the Chris Nolan-Zack Snyder-David S. Goyer-Henry Cavill PG-13 tentpole set a new June best-ever opening weekend record. It was the 2nd best debut of 2013 behind only Disney/Marvel’s Iron Man 3 (which is on the verge of crossing $400M domestic). Internationally, Warner Bros says Man Of Steel ranked #1 everywhere with a gross of $71.6M from 9,710 screens in the 24 overseas markets in release. That made for a speeding worldwide cume of $196.7M in its first 4 days.

Man Of Steel Box Office Opening Weekend“In North America, Superman audiences thumbed their noses at the negative reviews from film critics and gave it an ‘A-’ CinemaScore. Man Of Steel beat all expectations,” a Warner Bros executive tells me. “Interesting note that Superman’s Saturday gross is double the next ranking Top 4 films added together. That’s really dominating the marketplace.” Sunday is projected at $32.7M. Estimates now for the 3-day weekend are $113M and the 4-day opening cume is $125.1M including Thursday. As for Sunday, “always an upside to consider with a huge Father’s Day result,” Warner Bros President, Domestic Distribution, Dan Fellman tells me. Saturday’s number followed very strong matinees — the same as opening day at $15.5M. Sunday also will bring an updated international figure which currently stands at $25.9M. Playing on 331 domestic IMAX screens, Man Of Steel delivered $13.3M, a record opening for a June release and was 12% of the weekend take. “Our CinemaScore of ‘A-’ with the youngest (under 18) and the oldest (over 50) age categories both rating the film an ‘A’ should certainly generate strong word of mouth as we continue our run in the heart of the lucrative summer play time,” Fellman noted. The 3D screens generated 42% of Man Of Steel‘s box office revenue and 32% of all admissions for 6.250M for Friday. The Man Of Steel results helped total moviegoing this Friday increase +78% over last year’s box office. Pic packed a strong opening punch because of the 3D premium and immense wannasee sparked by masterful marketing. It took Nolan’s involvement to make Superman cool again (finally). Read More »

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‘Man Of Steel’ Sequel Underway With Zack Snyder And David S. Goyer

EXCLUSIVE: This isn’t exactly a surprise given the hot anticipation and theatrical buzz awaiting Man Of Steel‘s limited opening Thursday and wide release Friday in 4,200+ theaters. But I’ve learned it’s official: Warner Bros Pictures is … Read More »

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Hot Trailer: ‘Man Of Steel’

By | Thursday June 6, 2013 @ 4:17pm PDT

The final prerelease look at Zack Snyder’s Superman reboot starts with about a minute worth of Kal-El/Clark Kent’s rather unconventional youth and gives way into a quick-cut melange of explosions, outer-space action and general mayhem. But it also finds time for a brief tender moment between Our Hero (Henry Read More »

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‘Man Of Steel’ #1 Ticket-Seller Online Today

By | Wednesday June 5, 2013 @ 11:45am PDT

Warner Bros Pictures‘ Superman reboot Man Of Steel doesn’t open nationwide until June 14 and in more limited release a day earlier for late shows. But as of 10 AM today, the Chris Nolan-mentored, Zack Snyder-directed, Henry Read More »

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‘Man Of Steel’ Will Land In China Within A Week Of Its US Release

By | Monday June 3, 2013 @ 10:11pm PDT

Warner Bros‘ highflying Superman reboot will open June 20 in the world’s most populous country, a China Film Group subsidiary said today. Man Of Steel, the superhero tentpole starring Henry Cavill in the … Read More »

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‘Man Of Steel’ Behind The Scenes Featurette: Video

By | Monday June 3, 2013 @ 5:06pm PDT

Man Of Steel‘s marketing is cranking up ahead of its June 14 release, so WB’s just released a lengthy peek inside the Superman sausage factory. Here’s Zack Snyder & Co. explaining their new Supes reboot in a 13-minute featurette:

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Warners Reveals Identity Of Superman 75th Anniversary Logo

By | Thursday May 30, 2013 @ 3:59pm PDT

Superman 75 logoSuperman turned 75 last month – coincidentally the same day a U.S. District Court ruling effectively ended Warner Bros’ long-running legal battle with one of the iconic character’s co-creators. Six weeks … Read More »

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New ‘Man Of Steel’ Television Spot #6

By | Saturday May 25, 2013 @ 10:41pm PDT

This 6th Superman TV spot shows new footage featuring a lot of Russell Crowe. Warner Bros’ much anticipated Man Of Steel goes wide on June 14th:

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Hot Trailer: ‘Man Of Steel’

By | Tuesday May 21, 2013 @ 7:52pm PDT

The final trailer before the Superman reboot takes flight has hit the web. General Zod issues an ominous message for us Earthlings: “Your world has sheltered one of my citizens. … To those of you who know his location, the fate of your planet rests in your hands.” Legendary’s … Read More »

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‘Man Of Steel’ Special Screening Added To 2013 LA Film Fest

By | Wednesday May 8, 2013 @ 10:17am PDT

WB and Legendary Pictures’ Man Of Steel will make an early stop at the 2013 LA Film Fest, in a June 12 screening to be held a day ahead of official festivities. The Superman pic starring … Read More »

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Hot TV Spot: ‘Man Of Steel’

By | Monday May 6, 2013 @ 12:00pm PDT

Warner Bros. just unveiled a new TV spot for Zack Snyder‘s June 14 Superman pic. Henry Cavill stars as the Kryptonian superhero, glimpsed here in action with Amy Adams as Lois Lane and Michael Shannon as Zod:

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Walmart To Sell Tickets To ‘Man Of Steel’ Advance Screening In Rare Studio-Retailer Deal

By | Wednesday April 24, 2013 @ 8:40am PDT

BENTONVILLE, AR, and BURBANK, CA – April 24, 2013 – Walmart announced today that it has partnered with Warner Bros. to give its customers exclusive access to see Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ “Man of Steel” in theaters nationwide before the film’s official release. This program marks the first time in entertainment history that a studio has partnered with a retailer to provide such an opportunity for fans. Tickets for the exclusive screening of “Man of Steel,” will go on sale in more than 3,700 Walmart stores starting at 8 a.m. on May 18. Customers will be able to purchase up to four tickets per visit, and have the option to choose between 2D or 3D showings, where applicable. The advance screening will take place in selected local theaters nationwide at 7 p.m. on June 13. In addition to being the first among their friends to see “Man of Steel,” Walmart customers can also take advantage of the following offers:

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Superman Birthday Present For Warner Bros As Court Ends Co-Creator Heirs Rights Case

By | Thursday April 18, 2013 @ 5:54pm PDT

On the 75th anniversary today of Superman’s debut, Warner Bros got some more good news about the Man of Steel. The last elements of WB and its subsidiary DC Comics legal issues with the heirs of Superman co-creator Jerry Siegel effectively came to an end Thursday with a US District Court ruling on the rights to Superboy and some Superman ads. “The Court holds that the 2001 settlement agreement between DC and the Siegels re-granted the Siegels’ Superman, Superboy, and a Superman advertisements that ran in the 1930s to DC in return for substantial advances and royalties,” wrote Judge Otis Wright III today (read it here). “The remainder of Defendants’ Motion is therefore Granted and this litigation of superhero proportions now draws to a close,” the federal judge added in not uncharacteristic fashion.

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Hot Trailer: ‘Man Of Steel’

By | Tuesday April 16, 2013 @ 5:29pm PDT

On the heels of this morning’s unveiling of the third Star Trek Into Darkness trailer from Paramount comes Warner Bros’ own summer superhero tentpole movie due June 14. This is the third trailer from Zack Snyder’s reboot Man Of Steel, which duked it out with another summer tentpole, … Read More »

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‘Iron Man 3′ And ‘Man Of Steel’ Teasers From MTV Movie Awards

By | Sunday April 14, 2013 @ 10:58pm PDT

The fanboy crowd got a Marvel vs. DC blockbuster showdown at tonight’s MTV Movie Awards. Which superhero tease got the most mileage? Here’s the Iron Man 3 extended action clip. Disney releases the pic May 3:

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‘Man Of Steel’ First TV Spot: Superman Film

By | Monday April 8, 2013 @ 9:54pm PDT

The first TV spot has dropped for Warner Bros‘ hotly anticipated movie reboot Man Of Steel. No new Superman footage — it’s basically a shorter version of the trailer that’s been out for a few months and aired tonight during the NCAA championship game. Henry Cavill stars along with Amy … Read More »

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Hot Trailer: ‘Man Of Steel’

By | Tuesday December 11, 2012 @ 9:39am PST

Here’s the trailer for Warner Bros’ Man Of Steel that will be attached to Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey opening December 14th from MGM and Warners. The Superman reboot opens June 14.

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Superman In Handcuffs Goes Viral As Studio Quietly Unveils ‘Man Of Steel’ One-Sheet

By | Tuesday December 4, 2012 @ 3:18am PST

Warner Bros did not officially release to the media its new poster for next summer’s Man Of Steel. It didn’t have to. I’m told the one-sheet simply showed up on Facebook and immediately went viral. “Thank you to all of the fans who helped unlock this exclusive Man Read More »

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