Superman Returns movie posterFive days out of the gate, and it looks like Superman Returns has broken the $100,000,000 mark. According to The-Numbers.com, the five day gross for Superman Returns is right at $84,208,000 for domestic receipts (8,200 screens nation wide), and $19,800,000 for world wide returns, bringing the total gross to $104,008,000.

Even with the week long success, Superman Returns still has a long way to go before surpassing the cost of production (betwen $209M and $250M, depending on who is quoted). If we estimate a 20% drop in ticket sales per week for the next five weeks, Superman Returns looks like it will end up with approximately $280M.

Dan Gellman, Warner Bros.’ president of distribution, told Box Office Mojo on Sunday, “We’re looking at $110 million for the first seven days. If you can join that $100 million club in the first seven days, you have to be proud.”

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Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment.

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