Movie Power Rankings: ‘Man of Steel’ flies past ‘Avengers 2,’ ‘The Hobbit’

The Superman reboot “Man of Steel” may be getting mixed reviews from critics and moviegoers, and is even stirring up some controversy, but it’s fast becoming one of the biggest hits so far this year. The Zack Snyder-directed film picked up a huge $125 million in its debut weekend. A sequel is definitely on the way, and rumblings from Warner Bros. and DC Comics indicate that “Steel” is just the beginning of a Marvel-like movie universe. So now that Superman’s back, which DC characters do you most want to see on the big screen?

As for the rest of this week’s list…

June 19, 2013

 1. “Man of Steel” (Last week: No. 1)
Which villain(s) will Superman face in the sequel?

2. “Amazing Spider-man” sequels (Last week: Not ranked)
Sony’s sequel-sense must be tingling. With “Amazing Spider-Man 2” hitting theaters next year, Sony has already announced dates for two more films in the successful reboot franchise.  Which villian(s) will Spidey face in parts 3 and 4?
3. “The Hobbit” (Last week: Not ranked)
Bilbo, Gandalf and even Legolas return in the first “The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug” trailer. The lovely Evangeline Lilly joins them.
4. “The Avengers 2” (Last week: Not ranked)
Sorry Tom Hiddleston fans — it looks like Loki has been locked out of the sequel, according to writer-director Joss Whedon.
5. “Elysium” (Last week: Not ranked)
The trailer for Neill Blomkamp’s follow-up to “District 9” stars Matt Damon and packs an explosive, futuristic punch
6. “The Wolf of Wall Street” (Last week: Not ranked)
Kanye West’s new “Black Skinhead” sets the tone in the new trailer for Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio’s latest collaboration.
7. “Diana” (Last week: Not ranked)
We have our first royal glimpse of Naomi Watts as the ill-fated princess in the new teaser trailer.
8. “Riddick: Rule the Dark” (Last week: Not ranked)
Vin Diesel is ready to get fast and futuristic in the sci-fi sequel. Check out the film’s official Comic-Con poster.
9. “Cut Bank” (Last week: Not ranked)
“Hunger Games” star Liam Hemsworth will star in this thriller from the writer of “Sons of Anarchy.”
10. “The Purge” sequel (Last week: Not ranked)
“The Purge” cleaned up at the box office, and the sequel is already in development at Universal.

Check out last week’s list here. What do you think of this week’s rankings? Share your thoughts below. Or tweet your thoughts with the hashtag #moviepowerrankings and tell us who you want to see in next week’s edition.