Originally Posted by STARMAN
I think the perception is that MOS is a hit but not a gargantuan success. I don't think WB expected a billion dollars but after the OW, expectations were raised. The legs, here and oversees leveled off. So I don't think MOS earned a reputation as an overachiever.
There is no such a thing as over achieving when it comes to a character like superman, even if the film made a billion, I guarantee you that many people would say that it was to be expected considering the character's world wide recognition.
As you said the film is a hit but not a monster hit, which is what to be expected if one follows the performances of previous reboots.
Getting snyder and goyer (again) to make the studio's one and only hope of matching disney's 2015 dominance is proof of the studio's satisfaction.