Re: Man of Steel - worried about Star Trek 2, Iron Man 3, and The Wolverine?
TDKR would have almost certainly crushed the non 3d record. 30 million in midnights points to ridiculous numbers. It might have touched 90 million Friday and 200m total, though that's best case scenario. But, 20m or 180m total, is the absolute lowest it would have done without the shooting. TDKR was tracking with 6% definite interest than any movie that has opened in the new millennium. The only film on record with higher tracking was Star Wars Episode 1. 52% of Avengers 208m came from 3D tickets. Without the 3d surcharge, that is just a tad behind THE DARK KNIGHT in terms of # tickets sold. TDKR would have totally blown them away without the shooting.
Nobody is saying it cant do s 125m+ opening weekend in June. It would be bucking every trend in existence, though.
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