Zack Snyder's latest directorial venture Man of Steel (MOS) starring Henri Cavill as the new superhero, has done a superb business at the Indian Box Office in its opening weekend. The Hollywood Sci-Fi thriller has topped the collection chart in the country, beating Hindi movies like Fukrey, Yamla Pagla Deewana 2 and Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani. But has failed to smash the record of last Hollywood release Fast & Furious 6 in the country.
Fast & Furious 6 had collected Rs 21.55 crores nett from 1,200 screens at the Indian Box Office in its opening weekend. Whereas Man of Steel, which released with Hindi, Tamil and Telugu version in 800 screens nationwide, has minted Rs 21 crores at Indian Box Office in its first weekend. Although it has failed to beat the weekend record of Fast & Furious 6, its per screen average is much higher than that of the latter.
Man of Steel has got off to a flying start in the USA Box Office with its first weekend collection reaching USD 125.2 million. But the bosses of the Warner Bros Pictures (WBP) are much happier with its performance in India. Talking to PTI, Denzil Dias, MD of the WBP, said, "We're thrilled at the tremendous response we've seen from audiences across India to Zack Snyder's exciting new vision of the iconic Super Hero."
Produced by Charles Roven, Christopher Nolan, Emma Thomas and Deborah Snyder, Man of Steel also features Hollywood A-listers like Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane and Russell Crowe. David S Goyer has written story and screenplay for this much-hyped superman flick.
Man of Steel takes a look at Superman's origin by telling the story of his childhood, where the superhero learns that he is not from earth and has extraordinary powers. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he has to save the world from annihilation and become the symbol of hope for all mankind.