‘Superman’s’ Opening Numbers Revealed

It’s official. “Superman’s” flight into the Wednesday box office was not faster than a speeding bullet.

With a disappointing $21,037,277 box office take, as reported by Exhibitor Relations, “Superman” lands at the 8th biggest Wednesday opening of all time.

The top Wednesday box office superhero?

“Spiderman 2” on June 30, 2004 with 40.4 million!

“Superman” will be joined Friday by two other new movies: “The Devil Wears Prada” and “Strangers With Candy” in selected theaters.

Here’s what’s new at a theater near you!

?Superman Returns? (also openedinIMAX 3D)

Starring: Brandon Routh, Kate Bosworth, James Marsden, Kevin Spacey, Frank Langella, Eva Marie Saint, Parker Posey, Kal Penn, Sam Huntington, Stephan Bender

Following a mysterious absence of several years, the Man of Steel, Superman, comes back to Earth — but things have changed. While an old enemy plots to render him powerless once and for all, Superman faces the heartbreaking realization that the woman he loves, Lois Lane, has moved on with her life. Or has she? Superman’s bittersweet return challenges him to bridge the distance between them while finding a place in a society that has learned to survive without him. In an attempt to protect the world he loves from cataclysmic destruction, Superman embarks on an epic journey of redemption that takes him from the depths of the ocean to the far reaches of outer space.

?Strangers with Candy? (select cities Wednesday)

Starring: Amy Sedaris, Stephen Colbert, Matthew Broderick, Sarah Jessica Parker, Justin Theroux, Ian Holm, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Allison Janney

The story of Jerri Blank, a 46 year-old ex-junkie and ex-con who emerges from her long prison stay with a special goodbye prison riot with her cellmates and returns to high school in a bid to start her life over, only to confront the most dangerous gang of all — the cool kids. After a long bus ride, Jerri arrives at her childhood home to find that her father is now in a coma and has re-married and fathered a child. Although mortified by her stepdaughter’s return, his new wife begrudgingly allows Jerri to move in when the family doctor suggests that her presence might bring her father out of his 32-year coma.

?The Devil Wears Prada?

Starring: Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway, Emily Blunt, Adrian Grenier, Simon Baker, Daniel Sunjata

In the dizzying world of New York fashion, where a size zero is the new two, six is the new eight and a bad hair day can end a career, Runway Magazine is the Holy Grail. Overseen with a finely-manicured fist by Miranda Priestly — the most powerful woman in fashion — Runway is a fearsome gauntlet for anyone who wants to make it in the industry. To make Runway the fashion bible of New York and therefore the world, Miranda has let nothing stand in her way — including a long line of assistants that didn?t make the cut. It’s a job no self-respecting person can survive, yet it’s an opportunity a million young women in New York would kill for. A stint as Miranda’s assistant could blast-open the doors for recent college graduate, Andy Sachs. More college drab than haute couture, she stands alone among the small army of “Clackers” on staff at Runway — superslim fashion divas clacking their stilettos down the halls of the magazine’s Manhattan headquarters. But when Andy comes in for the job, it dawns on her that making it in this industry will take more than drive and determination. And her ultimate test stands before her in head-to-toe Prada. Miranda can spin the fashion world like a basketball but has a devil of a time finding and keeping a good assistant. Andy is completely wrong for the job. But she has something the rest of them don’t: she refuses to fail. To become the perfect assistant, Andy will need to make herself over in Miranda’s image. Soon, much to her boyfriend’s dismay, she can talk the talk, walk the walk and never again confuse Dolce with Gabbana. But the more of life she sees through Miranda’s eyes, the more she begins to grasp that Miranda’s world is a fabulous but lonely one — and that sometimes great success depends on great sacrifice. But at what cost?

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