And it’s music to Warner Bros.‘ ears. They needed Man of Steel to earn big, and earn big it did. Grossing $116.7 million for the typical three day weekend haul, but coming to a total of $128.7 million when factoring in Father’s Day Sunday matinees. While Superman easily topped the U.S. box office this weekend, and the box offices of the 24 other countries it released in, Man of Steel didn’t snag the largest opening for 2013. That honor is still held by Iron Man 3. Though, Man of Steel did manage to beat Toy Story 3‘s $110.3 million opening to become the highest grossing June opening.
Now the fans will have about a year to debate what Man of Steel‘s guaranteed sequel is going to give us as some reports are saying we’ll see a sequel as early as 2014. Depending on what you thought of Man of Steel you’ll either be hoping for the sequel to deliver more of the same or fix its predecessor’s problems. If you haven’t yet, check out our Man of Steel review and let us know what you thought in our talk back thread.