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.
|1. Man of Steel
|2. This Is the End
|3. Now You See Me
|4. Fast & Furious 6
|5. The Purge||$8.2M||$51.8M|
|6. The Internship
|8. Star Trek Into Darkness||$5.7M||$210.5M|
|9. After Earth||$3.8M||$54.2M|
|10. Iron Man 3||$2.9M||$399.6M|