Box Office: Man of Steel Leaps to No. 1
Man of Steel, the latest installment in the Superman franchise, soared past the competition at the box office this weekend, easily taking the No. 1 spot and setting a new record for June, according to Box Office Mojo.
Through Sunday, Man of Steel (which premiered Thursday night in several markets) hauled in a whopping $125.1 million, making it the second-highest film opening of 2013 behind Iron Man 3. It also surpassed Toy Story 3 to earn the best opening ever for a film in June.
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Coming in second place was the apocalypse comedy This Is the End, which earned $20.5 million in its opening weekend. Now You See Me held steady at No. 3 with $10.3 million.
Fast & Furious 6 raked in $9.4 million for a fourth-place finish, while last week's number one film, The Purge, had about a 75 percent drop-off from its first week, landing at No. 5 with $8.2 million.
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The Owen Wilson-Vince Vaughn comedy The Internship earned $7 million, finishing in sixth place, and cartoon Epic fell to seventh place with $6 million.
Rounding out the Top 10 were Star Trek Into Darkness (No. 8, $5.66 million), After Earth (No. 9, $3.75 million) and Iron Man 3 (No. 10, $2.9 million).