Although it may not have raked in quite as much cash as everyone involved hoped it would, Superman Returns has continued to quietly chug along the box office, slowly slipping towards only the end. With a large budget and a ton of promotion, Returns was considered a small failure (or, at least, not the success it was expected to be) with the low box office take it pulled in during the first month or so of the movie's theatrical run, and the sequels which had once seemed so certain as to be etched in stone were quickly cast into doubt. The studio rumoredly gave director Singer an ultimatum -- bring in 200 million domestically or you're finished with the Man of Steel.

Well here we are at the end of October, and with a mighty weekend of 173 thousand bucks thanks to second-run and two-dollar theaters, Returns has officially passed the 200 million domestic milestone, with a worldwide take still slightly under 400 million. So it looks like Superman will be back, hence the oh so clever title of this post. Early thoughts suggest he'll be making his next theatrical appearance in the summer of 2009, so we've got a good two-plus years to make up rumors about who'll be in it and how much it will cost to make. I'm calling it right now: Cinematical Editor-in-Chief James Rocchi as Zod. ...
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