Despite tepid reviews and forced enthusiasm from some overly-nostalgic folks on Facebook, Superman managed to rule the roost this weekend, setting a June weekend record $113 million.
It’s the drawing power of Michael Shannon, plain and simple.
The film is still short of Iron Man‘s third bow this year, but we can’t really expect Henry Cavill to be competing with Robert Downey Jr., can we? No. We can’t. Robert Downey Jr. is greater than a thousand Michael Shannons as well.
According to Box Office Mojo, the hit comes at a crucial time for Warner Bros, which lost franchises in Harry Potter and Batman last year. Which I guess only matters if you take a personal stake in a movie studios success. I mean, it’s not like we’re going to stop having movies if Warner Bros flounders.