Warner Bros. Pictures president and COO Alan Horn was previously reported to have said that if Superman Returns hits the $200 million mark domestically, the studio would move ahead with a sequel. That day has come, as the Bryan Singer-directed summer movie finally passed the mark this weekend, earning $173,000 to bring its total to $200,006,305 after 117 days in release. The film has brought in about $190 million overseas for a worldwide total of $390 million.
Horn said back in August that he expected Superman Returns to eventually gross about $400 million worldwide, more than last year’s hit Batman Begins. “I thought it was a very successful movie, but I think it should have done $500 million worldwide,” Horn said then.
He and Singer have both mentioned a possible summer 2009 release for the sequel.
Source: Box Office Mojo