Super 8 beats Green Lantern at box office

Sleeper hit more popular with audiences than 3D superhero movie.

Despite the aid of a huge marketing campaign, Green Lantern has lagged behind the less costly Super 8 at the US box office. As of Sunday, the Ryan Reynolds-starring flick has made around $143 million in total worldwide, whereas the JJ Abrams picture has garnered $169 million globally already, despite not being released in several key countries (including this one, annoyingly).

Green Lantern hasn’t totally bombed, but it’s fallen far short of other superhero films this year. The last in this sub-genre to roll out will be Captain America later in the month.

Super 8 isn’t out here until August, which we find really irritating.