The Biggest Comic Book Opening of the Summer Might Surprise You

While Man of Steel is expected to headline Time Warner's (NYSE: TWX  ) comic book film slate this summer, the company could see huge returns from a new video game that made its debut last week: Injustice: Gods Among Us.

In years past, video-game openings have rivaled film premieres for how much they've brought in. Think of Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT  ) , whose Halo 4 generated $220 million in first-day sales. Or how about Activision Blizzard's (NASDAQ: ATVI  ) Black Ops II, which took in $500 million worldwide during its first 24 hours on sale?

For all the potential upside in Iron Man 3, which opens internationally on April 26 for Walt Disney (NYSE: DIS  ) , Warner with Man of Steel and Injustice is positioning itself to have as big a summer season as the House of Mouse, or even bigger, says Tim Beyers of Motley Fool Rule Breakers and Motley Fool Supernova in the following interview with The Motley Fool's Erin Miller.

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  • Report this Comment On April 22, 2013, at 5:30 AM, DBPanterA wrote:

    I love how this guy talks about different gaming franchises that are nothing like comic book based games, then neglects to mention a Game of the Year (2011) Batman: Arkham City as all as the next installment of this franchise, Batman: Arkham Origins due out October 25.

    Yes, there is money to be made by making shrewd decisions pertaining to companies that make video games, but given the fact there are two new consoles coming to market with no install base, lots of companies that rely solely on the home console market will be risky bets the next 2-3 years.

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