Man of Steel grossed $17.6 million at the foreign box office on Friday, scoring some of the best numbers ever for a superhero film in the U.K. and pushing the tentpole's three-day total to $25.9 million.
That puts Man of Steel's worldwide cume at $82 million through Friday when accounting for the $56.1 million earned so far in North America, where it is headed for a weekend debut in the $125 million range. The tentpole's performance is a victory for Warner Bros. and Legendary as they look to resurrect the marquee franchise.
Some "Meh" reviews haven't dampened the viewing public's eagerness to see the latest incarnation of Superman.
Meanwhile, Epic has collected $105.4 million overseas, a bit more than half its worldwide total. (Domestically, it holds down the seventh position and will pull down $3.5-$5 million over the weekend.)