Re: Man of Steel - worried about Star Trek 2, Iron Man 3, and The Wolverine?
Would it have done better without the tragedy? Zero doubt. The midnight numbers pointed to a $190M 3-day. The tragedy happened, people got (rightfully) scared and many stayed home. Numbers kept going lower and lower to $160M. Still a great number, but clearly effected.
But it still scored $448M despite that. That's a huge number. Nobody is calling that disappointing because it isn't. Whatsoever. With or without the circumstances.