Superman finally touched down in theaters, leaving an impact crater and a new box office record for June.
Arguably the most anticipated movie of the summer, Man of Steel now has the distinction of being the biggest June opening on the books.The film debuted this weekend for a 3.25 day total of $125 million, the second biggest opening of the year after Iron Man 3.
Sony's This Is the End opened in second place behind "Man of Steel" with $20.5 million in its opening weekend. The comedy starring Seth Rogen, James Franco, Jonah Hill and Craig Robinson as versions of themselves trapped in a mansion during the apocalypse opened Wednesday, earning a domestic total of $32.8 million. The film cost just $32 million to produce.
Now You See Me and Fast & Furious 6 is on pace for third or fourth place, likely to take in $11 million and $9 million respectively.
In holdover news, The Purge dropped 76% in weekend two, sadly all-too-familiar for horror films, and earned $8.2 million. But weep not, for the $3 million Universal horror film has $52 million in ten days.
|FILM TITLE||WK GROSS||TOTAL GROSS|
|1. Man of Steel||$113 million||$125 million|
|2. This Is the End||$20.5 million||$32.8 million|
|3. Now You See Me
||$10.3 million||$80 million|
|4. Fast and Furious 6||$9.43 million||$220 million|
|5. The Purge||$8.2 million||$51.8 million|
|6. The Internship
||$7.0 million||$31 million|
|7. Epic||$6.0 million||$95.4 million|
|8. Star Trek Into Darkness
||$5.66 million||$210 million|
|9. After Earth||$3.75 million||$54.2 million|
|10. Iron Man 3
||$2.91 million||$400 million|