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Superman (1978)

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This post has the most up-to-date information on Superman as we continuously monitor the news. Below you will find everything you need to know, including cast, release date, rating, runtime, movie budget and, box office results.

Superman is an action movie directed by Richard Donner and starring Christopher Reeve, Marlon Brando, Margot Kidder and Gene Hackman and Ned Beatty. The movie was written by Jerry Siegel (character created by: Superman), Joe Shuster (character created by: Superman). The film has a $55 million budget with a 143-minute running time. Superman currently has a 7.3 IMDb rating, based on 143193 and 80 Metascore on Metacritic. The movie is rated PG.

release date for Superman

Superman release date

When does Superman come out in theaters?

The official theatrical release date for Superman (1978) is December 14, 1978.

When will Superman be released on DVD, Blu-ray and Digital?

Superman DVD/Blu-ray release date is N/A. The estimated DVD release date is N/A. The movie has been out for around since its theatrical release. DVD and Blu-ray releases typically come out 12-16 weeks after the theatrical premiere.

Digital HD from Amazon Video and iTunes will be available 1-2 weeks before the Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K releases – sometime in N/A. Dates do change so check back often as the release approaches. We will update this page with more details as they become available.

Check out Amazon for pre-order details and digital, DVD and Blu-ray deals.

Superman budget

How much did Superman cost to make?

$55,000,000 budget

The movie cost $55 million to make.

Superman movie poster

Superman rating

PG Rated

Superman is rated PG. Parental guidance is suggested, meaning some material may not be suitable for children. Parents are urged to give “parental guidance.” The movie may contain some material parents might not like for their young children.

Superman reviews

7.3 IMDb 80 Metascore

The movie currently has a 7.3 of out 10 IMDb rating and 80 Metascore on Metacritic. We will continue to add and update review scores.

Superman trailer

Superman plot summary

What is Superman about?

Mild-mannered Clark Kent works as a reporter at the Daily Planet alongside his crush, Lois Lane. Clark must summon his superhero alter-ego when the nefarious Lex Luthor launches a plan to take over the world.

Synopsis from IMDb An alien orphan is sent from his dying planet to Earth, where he grows up to become his adoptive home’s first and greatest superhero.

The running times are based on US timings only and all times are rounded off to the nearest minute. Other countries may have different running lengths. Theatrical releases running times differ due to the counting of frames from the first frame to the last frame of any credits.

Superman cast

Who is in Superman?

Christopher Reeve in Superman Christopher Reeve as Superman / Clark Kent
Marlon Brando in Superman Marlon Brando as Jor-El
Margot Kidder in Superman Margot Kidder as Lois Lane
Gene Hackman in Superman Gene Hackman as Lex Luthor
Ned Beatty in Superman Ned Beatty as Otis

Superman box Office

How much did Superman make?

$300,218,018 worldwide

The film has made over $300 million worldwide at the box office. This does not include the DVD, Blu-ray and digital sales.

Superman details

Theatrical Release Date: December 14, 1978
DVD & Blu-ray Release Date: N/A
Film Budget: $55 million
Box Office: $300 million
Length: 143 minutes
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction
Language: English

Superman facts

How long is Superman?

The movie is 143 minutes long (2 hours and 23 minutes).

What year did Superman come out?

The movie is out on December 14, 1978. The movie has been out for .

Who is the lead actor in the movie?

Christopher Reeve plays as Superman / Clark Kent.

Who is the director of Superman?

Richard Donner directed the movie.

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Harper Wolfei
Harper Wolfei
Harper Wolfei, a writer and avid entertainment fan, has been actively involved in the film industry for the past 4 years. His particular interest lies in sci-fi and action movies.


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