“MAN OF STEEL” Soars to the Top of PH Box Office with P247-M in 5 Days

Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ “Man of Steel” has opened to a record-breaking P247-million in the Philippines, marking the all-time biggest June opening ever in the industry.

The announcement was made today by Francis Soliven, General Manager of Warner Bros. (F.E.), Inc. which distributed the film.

“We’re thrilled at the tremendous response we’ve seen from audiences across the country to Zack Snyder’s exciting new vision of the iconic Super Hero,” said Soliven. “From internet presales to people lining up for theaters, `Man of Steel’ has proven to be the must-see film of the season.”

The new Superman movie shattered the record for highest June opening weekend in history previously held by “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” 2011.

“Man of Steel” also outgrossed 2011’s “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2” to claim the best weekend launch ever for a Warner Bros. title.

Earlier Wednesday, June 12 the Henry Cavill-starrer established a new record for all-time biggest first-day gross with P69.52-M, eclipsing the milestone “Iron Man 3” reached last April with P62.9-M.

SM North EDSA got the lion’s share of gross receipts with P14.74-M, followed by SM Mall of Asia (P14.24-M) and SM Megamall (P10.77-M).

The best-selling cinemas also include Trinoma (P9.18-M), Glorietta 4 (P7.74-M), SM Cebu (P6.81-M), SM Southmall (P6.44-M), Newport (P5.80-M), Gateway (P5.79-M) and Power Plant (P5.38-M).

Rounding out the Top 20 theaters are Eastwood (P5.29-M), SM Fairview (P4.99-M), Greenbelt 3 (P4.89-M), SM Aura (P4.46-M), Alabang Town Center (P4.24-M), Market! Market! (P3.96-M), Shang Cineplex (P3.70-M), SM Clark (P3.55-M), SM San Lazaro (P3.42-M) and SM Marikina (P3.21-M).

From Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures comes Man of SteelTM, starring Henry Cavill in the role of Clark Kent/Kal-El under the direction of Zack Snyder.

A young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this Earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the symbol of hope for all mankind.

The film also stars four-time Oscar® nominee Amy Adams (The Master), Oscar® nominee Michael Shannon (Revolutionary Road), Academy Award® winner Kevin Costner (Dances with Wolves), Oscar® nominee Diane Lane (Unfaithful), Oscar® nominee Laurence Fishburne (What’s Love Got to Do with It), Antje Traue, Ayelet Zurer, Christopher Meloni, and Academy Award® winner Russell Crowe (Gladiator).

Man of Steel is produced by Charles Roven, Christopher Nolan, Emma Thomas and Deborah Snyder. The screenplay was written by David S. Goyer from a story by Goyer & Nolan, based upon Superman characters created by Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster and published by DC Entertainment. Thomas Tull, Lloyd Phillips and Jon Peters served as executive producers.

Zack Snyder’s behind-the-scenes team included director of photography Amir Mokri, production designer Alex McDowell, editor David Brenner, and multiple Academy Award®-winning costume designer James Acheson (Restoration) and costume designer Michael Wilkinson. The music is by Academy Award®-winning composer Hans Zimmer (The Lion King).

Warner Bros. Pictures presents, in association with Legendary Pictures, a Syncopy Production, a Zack Snyder Film, Man of Steel. The film will be released in 2D and 3D in select theaters and IMAX®, and will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.