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July 1, 2006: Another $16.2 Million for “Superman Returns”

"Superman Returns" took in around $16.2 million at the box office on Friday. This makes the total so far $48.3 million in 3 days.

Arune Singh at CBR has written a pretty good article comparing these numbers to other similar films...

    "Superman Returns'" Friday estimates certainly pass "Batman Begins'" $15 million Friday and aren't too far from "War Of The Worlds'" $21 million Friday total, but the real difference is when the box office numbers are put against "Spider-Man 2." You've probably seen headlines framing the "Returns" box office against that of "Spider-Man 2," as the two characters may be the most recognizable superheroes on the planet and appeal to the largest audiences. And who can forget the infamous "You're not Superman, you know?" line to Peter Parker in the first "Spider-Man" film? Spidey's second film had a colossal first Friday, garnering $32.45 million dollars and still managed a $13 million take the next Friday. Put in this light, the Bryan Singer helmed film isn't quite threatening to overtake the wall-crawler any time soon as king of the cinema.

    The argument has been made that this Superman film launches a new franchise and should be compared to similar franchise launching films, instead of "Spider-Man 2," which benefited from the strong fan following generated by the first film. It's certainly a valid argument and viewed in that light, WB is on track to exceed the box office revenue from last year's "Batman Begins," which generated over $200 million at the box office, and is ahead of "Lord Of The Rings: Fellowship Of The Ring," which found it's Friday returns to be a mere $14 million and still made over $300 million domestically.

    So is "Superman Returns" a failure? No, definitely not. The film will be number one at the box office this weekend.

Meanwhile, according to ClickTheCity.com, Filipino moviegoers threw the grandest welcome party for the Man of Steel after a 19-year-absence on the big screen as Warner Bros.' "Superman Returns" opened yesterday at No. 1 with a nationwide gross of a record-breaking P21.76-million, this was announced today by Francis Soliven, General Manager of Warner Bros. Philippines.

2006 Movie News

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