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But "Man of Steel" made far less on its debut day than another summer blockbuster.
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In advance of the film's Chinese debut, some observers wondered whether "Man of Steel," which cost about $225 million to produce, would find a large audience in China.
Mathew Alderson, a Beijing-based entertainment attorney with the law firm Harris & Moure, told the Los Angeles Times last week that while he didn't expect the picture to incite "censorship concerns," it could include themes that prove problematic to China audiences.
"Man of Steel" grossed $113.1 million domestically over its debut weekend -- good for the biggest June bow ever.