Out Of My Vulcan Mind wrote:
Man of Steel is scheduled for release in Japan in late August. Maybe August is one of the stronger months there and studios think it's worth the delay.
Worldwide grosses for the big summer releases so far:
Iron Man 3 - $1.203 billion
Fast & Furious 6 - $636.9 million
Star Trek Into Darkness - $412.2 million
The Hangover Part III - $309.8 million
The Great Gatsby - $300.2 million
Epic - $212.7 million
Man of Steel - 196.7 million
Now You See Me - $107.7 million
After Earth - $102.8 million
Right, so STID isn't in the billion dollar league, but it is still in the top three blockbusters this summer. Maybe not for long, once Man of Steel catches fire.
It should still finish in the top ten movies of the year, I should hope.