“Man of Steel” Sets New June Opening Record
(NEW YORK) — The new Superman movie Man of Steel set a June opening record this weekend, collecting more than $113 million for first place at the box office.
Man of Steel broke the old record for a June opening weekend, previously held by Toy Story 3, by a little less than $3 million. The record does not include an additional $12 million the film made in a corporate group sale screening program on Thursday.
The R-rated apocalypse comedy This is the End opened on Wednesday and earned $20.5 million over the weekend. This brings its five day total to $32.8 million, enough to cover the entire production budget.
Now You See Me dropped just 46 percent in its third weekend, good enough for third place, while Fast & Furious 6 managed to keep in the top five with a fourth place finish.
Here are the top five movies for the Friday through Sunday, according to Hollywood.com:
1. Man of Steel $113.08M
2. This is the End $20.5M
3. Now You See Me $10.32M
4. Fast & Furious 6 $9.4M
5. The Purge $8.2M
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