Magazine article Screen International

Superman Flies into First Weekend

Magazine article Screen International

Superman Flies into First Weekend

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Spurred on by Wednesday's record opening day in the Philippines, Warner Bros Pictures International's Man Of Steel bursts into 24 markets day-and-date with North America.

The Superman tale debuts in the UK, Mexico and South Korea and grossed $1.7m on its first day in the Philippines to set a new industry opening day mark.

The studio is in the thick of a busy early summer. Man Of Steel's stablemates The Hangover Part III and The Great Gatsby have amassed $183.4m and $150m, respectively. Gatsby opens in Japan.

Sony Pictures Releasing International's reigning box office champion, the sci-fi After Earth, stands at $65.5m and touches down this weekend in nine territories including Australia, New Zealand, Belgium and Holland.

The distributor reissues 2012 3D in South Korea and there is a smattering of Caribbean debuts for This Is The End day-and-date with the comedy's North American debut. …

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