‘Man of Steel’ trounced the competition to take this weekend’s number one box office spot!
Yeah, we all knew it was coming, but that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy the ride. This past weekend, the Superman reboot Man of Steel, starring Henry Cavill as Superman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane and Michael Shannon as General Zod, took the top box office position as only a true blockbuster can!
Man of Steel was number one in grand style — its $116 million gross sets a new all-time record for June openings. No wonder he looks so smug:
Here’s the full rundown:
Weekend Box Office: June 14-16, 2013
- Man of Steel – $116 mil
- This is the End – $20.5 mil
- Now You See Me – $10.3 mil
- Fast & Furious 6 – $9.4 mil
- The Purge – $8.2 mil
This Is a Distant Second
With nearly $100 million less taken in than Man of Steel, Seth Rogen’s apocalyptic comedy about being stuck at James Franco’s house for the end of the world, This is the End, seems destined for cult status. Opening number two to Superman is nothing to be upset about, though, and like Rogen’s past screenplays — Superbad and Pineapple Express among them — This is the End will likely prove to have a longer-term appeal than one weekend can really capture.
Following up, magic-themed caper Now You See Me took in $10.3 million, and Fast & Furious 6 held strong with $9.4 million, while last week’s number one, The Purge, dropped all the way to round out the top five with $8.2 million. If that wasn’t more money than I’m ever going to see in my lifetime, I’d almost be tempted to call it a disappointment.
The Real Test for Superman
…Is this coming weekend. Brad Pitt’s zombie-filled World War Z and the Monsters, Inc. prequel, Monsters University, both open.
Could it be a one-week reign for Man of Steel? Guess you’ll just have to stay tuned to find out!
Man of Steel Trailer