Originally Posted by SixOhNine
Man of Steel had a budget of 225 mil and brought in 250 mil. Profitable, probably, but not a spectacular hit. Critics mostly disliked it, audiences mostly thought it was meh.
Still not convinced that SvB is an inevitable runaway success.
Domestically, it actually brought it $290m but total Worldwide, it made $670mil. In comparison, Returns cost $270m and made $391 worldwide. Batman begins cost $150m and made $375, Ironman cost $150m and made $585m.
It's no Avengers or Hunger Games but it was already reported even before the film came out that MoS already made it's money back from ads and sales merchandise already.
BluRay/DVD sales have been really strong too, on it's week 8, it was still #4. If you don't know how difference a strong BluRay/DVD sales can make, read up on Riddicks strong sales on Bluray/DVD and it being a good enough reason to be greenlit for a sequel.