It had high box office expectations to meet and Man Of Steel soared, doing brisk business during an early Thursday opening and ending up with a grand total of $125 million in the US since release. It’s a June record, and now the big challenge will be to keep earning in a crowded summer schedule. Regardless, we figure the final few tumblers on the studio coffers' lock will start to spin for the planned sequel’s budget.
Also doing well was Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s apocalyptic chuckle-fest This Is The End. The movie opened on Tuesday and by the end of Sunday it had an estimated $32.8 million in the bank, which means it has earned at least its production budget back in less than a week.
Now You See Me stayed strong in third with $10.3 million, while Fast & Furious 6 slipped to fourth and $9.4 million. Rounding out the top five we have The Purge with $8.2 million.
The Internship fell to sixth place, adding $7 million, while Epic was seventh with $6 million. Star Trek Into Darkness slipped a couple of places to eighth and $5.6 million, ahead of After Earth in ninth, which made $3.7 million. Finally, at 10th, Iron Man 3 earned $2.9 million for a current US total of $399.6 million.
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