June 17, 2013

FATHER’S DAY BOX OFFICE: “Man of Steel” Even Steelier


With the only fresh competition being a young-skewing R-rated comedy, the family ticket of choice on Father’s Day was overwhelmingly MAN OF STEEL (Warners), which is now claiming an exceptional $36.3M on Sunday.  That’s for all intents and purposes dead even with Saturday’s gross (down a token $25,000), and although Father’s Day is traditionally a very strong movie day, if that number holds up it will give Man of Steel easily the best hold of the holiday (next-best was Star Trek Into Darkness, which slipped 5% from Saturday).  Along with cementing Steel‘s hold on the biggest June opening ever, this adjustment also gives Warners a nice round number to crow about, as it pushes the movie over $200M for the worldwide weekend, far from a record (it ranks #31), but very impressive considering that Steel is currently in less than half of all overseas territories.


About the Author

Mitch Salem
MITCH SALEM has worked on the business side of the entertainment industry for 20 years, as a senior business affairs executive and attorney for such companies as NBC, ABC, USA, Syfy, Bravo, and BermanBraun Productions, and before that, at the NY law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges. During all that, he has more or less constantly been going to the movies and watching TV, and writing about both since the 1980s. His film reviews also currently appear on and In addition, he is co-writer of an episode of the television series "Felicity."