This time, "Superman Returns" can really claim its glory in the box-office for the flick has satisfyingly set a new record to be the best opening week movie at IMAX theatres for a Hollywood new release with $6.83 million. Scoring seven-day per-screen average of $89,804 domestically and $67,888 internationally, the 3D version of this superhero flick has been reported to encounter numerous sold-out shows in several key international territories and so, certainly brings delight to both Warner Bros. Pictures and IMAX Corporation which thus intends to launch the movie on 24 more IMAX theaters in coming weeks.
"These phenomenal results demonstrate the consumer enthusiasm for experiencing Superman Returns in IMAX 3D," IMAX Co-Chairmen and Co-CEOs Richard L. Gelfond and Bradley J. Wechsler have said in their response to the amazing outcome. "We are confident that this amazing film and the immersive quality of The IMAX Experience(R) will continue to draw audiences to the growing IMAX theatre network."
Also a box-office success in conventional theater, "Superman Returns" is the first big screen feature about the Man of Steel since "Superman IV: The Quest for Peace" in 1987. It follows the hero's journey upon his return to Earth after disappearing for five years to then experience that things have unexpectedly changed since his absence.