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Jeff Robinov. Get on it Internet.
Even though Man of Steel (a personal triumph for Robinov) stormed the box office to a tune of over $200 million, and it already has a multiple movie contract with the studio, Robinov's resignation definitely raises eyebrows about the attitude inside the organization. Many expected either Robinov or Rosenblum to take over for outgoing chairman, Barry Meyer, but instead CEO Jeff Bewkes chose Kevin Tsujihara. While Robinov was initially supportive of Bewkes decision, there are many reports that the relationship between Robinov and Bewkes and Robinov and Tsujihara have soured considerably.
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While this will hurt Warner Bros. Film unit, it was not necessarily unexpected. Ever since Meyer's spot was up-for-grabs between Robinov, Rosenblum, and Tsujihara, the three men have not exactly been close. It would have been almost impossible for the studio to retain whomever did not take over for Meyer.