Originally Posted by Spider-Vader
I don't think being beaten by one of the stars of the third highest grossing movie ever would seem like a horrible defeat for DC.
Thor is without a doubt going to get a boost from The Avengers. Superman, however, had a rusty start getting out of the gate (after being absent from the big screen for nearly 30 years) with Returns. It wasn't the homecoming WB was hoping for, but Man of Steel will likely be what WB wanted six years ago -- a Superman that'll connect with the audience and kick copious amounts of ass. So there won't be any type of shame if MoS fails to beat IM3 and Thor 2. The pressure will be on the sequel to be the top CBM of 20__.
Right now though, as Jim Lee put it, "Zeus is coming home...".