Weekend Box Office: 'Man of Steel' Sets June Record, 'This Is the End' Finishes Distant 2nd

(From Warner Bros. | Sony)

Man of Steel
has been heaped with mixed reviews, but its first weekend in theaters is officially an unqualified success. The most-anticipated superhero movie of the year pulled in an estimated $116.7 million over the weekend. Warner Bros. had to inflate its original projections by about $3.5 million after the movie enjoyed an unexpectedly huge Sunday. The result is the second-biggest opening of the year behind Iron Man 3, and the highest opening ever in June, beating previous record-holder Toy Story 3, which opened to $110.3 million.

Meanwhile R-rated acocalypse comedy This Is the End pulled in $20.1 million for a five-day total (it opened last Wednesday) of $32.8 million. Last week's box office winner, The Purge, dropped a very steep 75 percent to land at $8.2 million. Full results are below.

Movie Weekend Total
1. Man of Steel
$116.7M $125.1M
2. This Is the End
$20.1M $32.8M
3. Now You See Me
$10.3M $80M
4. Fast & Furious 6
$9.4M $219.6M
5. The Purge $8.2M $51.8M
6. The Internship
$7M $31M
7. Epic
$6M $95.4M
8. Star Trek Into Darkness $5.7M $210.5M
9. After Earth $3.8M $54.2M
10. Iron Man 3 $2.9M $399.6M
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