You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

‘Man of Steel’ Gets Staggered Release Overseas With China Set for June 20

Superman pic could see $100 million-plus from China alone

Warner Bros.’ “Man of Steel” has locked in a June 20 release date for China, a market that’s seen exponential growth since “Superman Returns” launched seven years ago.

Man of Steel,” starring Henry Cavill as Superman with Zack Snyder directing, begins rolling out worldwide next week highlighted by June 14 launches in the United States and the U.K. The film has already been set for June 19 in France and June 20 in Germany, Russia and Spain, followed by Australia on June 27, Brazil on July 12 and Japan on Aug. 30.

In 2006, “Superman Returns” grossed $8 million of its $390 million worldwide cume in China. Since then, the Chinese market has boomed to become the world’s second largest market, driven partly by enthusiasm over U.S. tentpoles.

China has been the largest international market for “Iron Man 3,” generating $120 million of its $795 million in international gross. “Star Trek Into Darkness” took in $25 million in its opening weekend.

With about a month of playtime planned for “Man of Steel” and no other Hollywood tentpoles opening in June, it’s conceivable the Superman reboot could be looking at a gross of $100 million or more from China alone.

More Film

  • George Clooney Matt Damon

    Matt Damon Says He Knew Harvey Weinstein Was a 'Womanizer,' Not a Predator

    Warner Bros.’ “Man of Steel” has locked in a June 20 release date for China, a market that’s seen exponential growth since “Superman Returns” launched seven years ago. “Man of Steel,” starring Henry Cavill as Superman with Zack Snyder directing, begins rolling out worldwide next week highlighted by June 14 launches in the United States […]

  • Econet Media CEO Joseph Hundah Helms

    Discop Africa Profile: Econet Media CEO Joseph Hundah Helms Fast-Growing Kwesé TV Empire

    Warner Bros.’ “Man of Steel” has locked in a June 20 release date for China, a market that’s seen exponential growth since “Superman Returns” launched seven years ago. “Man of Steel,” starring Henry Cavill as Superman with Zack Snyder directing, begins rolling out worldwide next week highlighted by June 14 launches in the United States […]

  • James Franco Issa Rae Kuamil Nanjiani

    Inaugural Indiewire Honors to Celebrate James Franco, Issa Rae, Kumail Nanjiani and More

    Warner Bros.’ “Man of Steel” has locked in a June 20 release date for China, a market that’s seen exponential growth since “Superman Returns” launched seven years ago. “Man of Steel,” starring Henry Cavill as Superman with Zack Snyder directing, begins rolling out worldwide next week highlighted by June 14 launches in the United States […]

  • Uber Sexual Harassment

    Uber Sexual Harassment Movie in the Works With Susan Fowler

    Warner Bros.’ “Man of Steel” has locked in a June 20 release date for China, a market that’s seen exponential growth since “Superman Returns” launched seven years ago. “Man of Steel,” starring Henry Cavill as Superman with Zack Snyder directing, begins rolling out worldwide next week highlighted by June 14 launches in the United States […]

  • No Merchandising. Editorial Use Only. No

    'Thor: Ragnarok' Creates Thunderous Buzz on Social Media Ahead of Debut

    Warner Bros.’ “Man of Steel” has locked in a June 20 release date for China, a market that’s seen exponential growth since “Superman Returns” launched seven years ago. “Man of Steel,” starring Henry Cavill as Superman with Zack Snyder directing, begins rolling out worldwide next week highlighted by June 14 launches in the United States […]

  • Sad daughter of unemployed Tennessee coal

    Harvey Weinstein Is a Monster of Hollywood's Own Making. What Are We Going to Do About It?

    Warner Bros.’ “Man of Steel” has locked in a June 20 release date for China, a market that’s seen exponential growth since “Superman Returns” launched seven years ago. “Man of Steel,” starring Henry Cavill as Superman with Zack Snyder directing, begins rolling out worldwide next week highlighted by June 14 launches in the United States […]

  • Julia Roberts, Lucas Hedges to Star

    Julia Roberts, Lucas Hedges to Star in Drama 'Ben Is Back'

    Warner Bros.’ “Man of Steel” has locked in a June 20 release date for China, a market that’s seen exponential growth since “Superman Returns” launched seven years ago. “Man of Steel,” starring Henry Cavill as Superman with Zack Snyder directing, begins rolling out worldwide next week highlighted by June 14 launches in the United States […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content