Mumbai: Superman reboot `Man of Steel`, starring Henri Cavill as the new superhero, has earned 21 crores in India over the weekend.
The Warner Bros Pictures and Legendary Pictures` movie was given a wide release in 800 screens nationwide and was dubbed in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.
"We`re thrilled at the tremendous response we`ve seen from audiences across India to Zack Snyder`s exciting new vision of the iconic Super Hero," said Denzil Dias, MD Warner Bros Pictures.
The movie got off to a flying start in the US as well, raking in USD 125.2 million in its opening weekend.
Directed by Zack Snyder, the film also has Hollywood A-listers like Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane and Russell Crowe.
The reboot takes a look at Superman`s origin by telling the story of his childhood where the superhero learns that he is not from earth and has extraordinary powers. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the symbol of hope for all mankind.
`Man of Steel` is produced by Charles Roven, Christopher Nolan, Emma Thomas and Deborah Snyder.
The screenplay was written by David S Goyer from a story by Goyer & Nolan, based upon Superman characters created by Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster and published by DC Entertainment.