The first Superman film to hit theaters in seven years is expected to soar with a debut weekend take of between $90 million and $100 million, according to those who have seen pre-release audience surveys. After a lackluster first half of the year, Warner Bros. is hopeful that the
The only other new film at the multiplex this weekend is
But "Man of Steel," starring
Since the global marketplace has expanded so drastically since 2006, Warner Bros. is hopeful "Man of Steel" will fare far better abroad -- even though Superman is what the studio's movies chief, Jeff Robinov, describes as a "100% full-blown American character." On Wednesday the studio said the movie had the biggest opening ever in the Philippines with its $1.7-million launch. This weekend the picture will debut in 24 foreign markets, including Britain and Mexico.
Meanwhile, A24 will debut