BURBANK, Calif.--(via BUSINESS WIRE)--June 30, 2013-- After flying into the record books in its opening, Warner Bros. Pictures' and Legendary Pictures' "Man of Steel" continues to soar at the box office. The film crossed the $500 million mark on Saturday, June 29. The announcement was made today by Warner Bros. Pictures President of Domestic Distribution, Dan Fellman, and President of International Distribution, Veronika Kwan Vandenberg.
The film has earned $248.7 million domestically, and $271.7 internationally, for a worldwide total of $520.4, to date. "Man of Steel" opened at the top of the box office in the U.S. and Canada, with the biggest June release ever. The film opened at number one in many international territories, and continues its roll out with record-breaking bows. The film is still to open in Brazil and Japan.
The film continues to set records worldwide in IMAX(R) theatres, where it has earned an estimated $27 million domestically and $18.9 million internationally, for a worldwide total of $45.9 million.
Dan Fellman stated, "This success for 'Man of Steel' is a great 75(th) birthday present for this iconic character. The film took Superman back to his roots for a new generation of moviegoers, who have once again embraced Krypton and Kansas' favorite son. The film's strong Cinemascore tells us that word of mouth should keep the 'Man of Steel' flying through the summer."
Veronika Kwan Vandenberg said, "We're so excited by the international response to the film and congratulate Zack and everyone involved in the movie on reaching this milestone. We look forward to bringing the film to the rest of the world in the weeks ahead."
Sue Kroll, Warner Bros. Pictures President, Worldwide Marketing and International Distribution, noted, "'Man of Steel' is an extraordinary achievement by wonderful talents on both sides of the camera. 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."
From Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures comes "Man of Steel, "(TM) starring Henry Cavill in the role of Clark Kent/Kal-El under the direction of Zack Snyder.
A young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this Earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the symbol of hope for all mankind.
The film also stars four-time Oscar(R) nominee Amy Adams ("The Master"), Oscar(R) nominee Michael Shannon ("Revolutionary Road"), Academy Award(R) winner Kevin Costner ("Dances with Wolves"), Oscar(R) nominee Diane Lane ("Unfaithful"), Oscar(R) nominee Laurence Fishburne ("What's Love Got to Do with It"), Antje Traue, Ayelet Zurer, Christopher Meloni, and Academy Award(R) winner Russell Crowe ("Gladiator").
"Man of Steel" is produced by Charles Roven, Christopher Nolan, Emma Thomas and Deborah Snyder. The screenplay was written by David S. Goyer from a story by Goyer & Nolan, based upon Superman characters created by Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster and published by DC Entertainment. Thomas Tull, Lloyd Phillips and Jon Peters served as executive producers.
Warner Bros. Pictures presents, in association with Legendary Pictures, a Syncopy Production, a Zack Snyder Film, "Man of Steel." The film is being released in 2D and 3D in select theaters and IMAX(R) , and is being distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company. This film has been rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence, action and destruction, and for some language.