Zombie Cheerleader wrote:
Really though, when you have Superman and Batman you don't really need a great public awareness of the other characters. Those two will be the main draw.
Yes, because Superman Returns
and Batman & Robin
did so well?
Superman Returns grossed $391,081,192 worldwide. ( compared to the more "popular" Batman Begins
which grossed $372,710,015 worldwide).
They might have made near the same around worldwide, but Superman Returns didn't make enough for a sequel and reviews were mixed. Also BB had a smaller budget which is why that got a sequel.
Batman & Robin made more than double its budget, but no one wanted a sequel to that. People mistakenly believe that movie was a flop or something.