Summer Box Office Winners and Losers: 'Man of Steel,' Will Smith, 'After Earth'
Plus: Horror and comedies make their summertime mark
Winner: 'Man of Steel'
This Superman film may have been more polarizing than the filmmakers thought possible, but boy did it soar. The Zack Snyder adventure earned $290.2 million in the U.S. and $649.7 around the world. That blows away 2006's "Superman Returns" which grossed just $391 million worldwide including the U.S. And, it's even more than the first "Iron Man" found in 2008 when it took in $585.1 million globally.