The Man of Steel was indeed more powerful than a locomotive as it roared into theaters over the weekend with a record-shattering $113 million domestically (plus another $12 million brought in at Thursday-night screenings that were part of a Walmart promotion). It was the biggest June opening in history, and, together with the $71 million that the movie earned in 24 foreign markets, came close to hitting $200 million in worldwide sales, according to studio estimates. In North America, it accounted for about 60 percent of all tickets sold. At IMAX locations the film brought in around $13.3 million, or an average of $40,181 per screen. Yet another positive sign for the movie's future: it received an A- CinemaScore rating from audiences. This Is the End also had a solid debut with $20.5 million for the weekend, bringing its gross to $32.8 million since its debut on Wednesday. Now You See Me came in third with an estimated $10.3 million, bringing its three-week gross to $80 million.
The top ten films for the weekend, according to studio estimates compiled by Box Office Mojo:
1. Man of Steel, $113 million; 2. This Is the End, $20.5 million; 3. Now You See Me, $10.3 million; 4. Fast & Furious 6, $9.4 million; 5. The Purge, $8.2 million; 6. The Internship, $7 million; 7. Epic, $6 million; 8. Star Trek: Into Darkness, $5.6 million; 9. After Earth, $3.7 million; 10. Iron Man 3, $2.9 million.