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Matt McGloin

Man of Steel Numbers Higher Than Estimated Due To Super Father's Day


8778 Looks like Man of Steel blasted off this past weekend as the numbers coming in have the new Superman movie starring Henry Cavill doing better than originally estimated, in part due to a super Father's Day.

At one point, WB gave Man of Steel a guess-timated $80 million early tracking number, which is now known to be well off the mark, with the most recent estimates having the Man of Steel with a $125 million opening.

Turns out that was off as well as due to a "super" Father's Day - which saw no drop in ticket sales - the Man of Steel numbers are actually higher than thought.

Including the Walmart advanced screening on Thursday, which added in $12 million, Man of Steel has netted $128.7 million in the U.S.

It's worldwide gross now stands at just over $200 million, with $200.3 million.

Here are the U.S. daily numbers (rounded):

Thursday: $12 million

Friday: $44 million

Saturday: $36.3 million

Sunday: $36.3 million

Man of Steel has opened internationally at the #1 spot including topping Iron Man 3's opening day by 11% in the UK.

The current international numbers are around $71.6 million.

Warner Bros Pictures President of Domestic Distribution, Dan Fellman, told Deadline "[Man of Steel and Father's Day] make a great combo. Best Father’s Day combo of all time. Amazing result for Sunday. No drop from Saturday!"

The Man of Steel also has been the best June opening off all time as well.