Man of Steel Soars to $56.1 Million Already!

After a stellar Thursday night of $21 million, including $12 million from Thursday 7pm screenings and $9 million from midnights, Warner Bros. Pictures’ Man of Steel soared to $44.1 million on Friday (including those $9 million midnights) and has already reached $56 million total domestically. The Superman movie looks to heading passed the $130 million mark by the end of the weekend, which is definitely beyond the studio’s expectations.

Starring Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Antje Traue, Ayelet Zurer, Christopher Meloni, Russell Crowe, Michael Kelly, Harry Lennix and Richard Schiff, the Zack Snyder-directed Man of Steel opened in 4,207 theaters and received a strong A- CinemaScore from audiences, which means that word-of-mouth will play a big factor in how big the movie will do at the box office.

We’ll have more on the domestic box office results tomorrow as well as international estimates.