Weekend Box Office Wrap Up: ‘Man of Steel’ Breaks Records

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June 16 Box Office Man of Steel Weekend Box Office Wrap Up: Man of Steel Breaks Records

We already believe a man can fly, but can he break any box office records?

As expected, Man of Steel (read our review) comes in as the clear number 1 with $113 million. The film’s three-day figure makes it the second-best opening of 2013 (behind Iron Man 3) and the highest opening for a June release ahead of Toy Story 3 ($110 million).

If you add in early Thursday showings, Man of Steel has already grossed $125 million over its first few days. The film has also grossed $71 million in 24 international markets, bringing its worldwide total up to $196 million.

So, while critics and fans are decidedly mixed on the film, Man of Steel is another huge hit for Warner Bros., who needed a new franchise to fill the void left by Harry Potter and Batman. And they’ve definitely found it, as Man of Steel will likely end up being the highest-grossing Superman film to date.

The Seth Rogen-directed (along with Evan Goldberg) comedy This is the End (read our review) comes in at number 2 with $20 million. The film actually opened this past Wednesday, so it is now up to $32 million in domestic grosses.

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$20 million isn’t bad, but it’s slightly behind Rogen’s last big hit, Pineapple Express, which opened with $23 million and $41 million over 5 days. Obviously, the star-studded comedy had some big-time competition in Man of Steel, so we’ll have to wait and see whether strong word of mouth can keep this film going.

Now You See Me leapfrogged its way into the number 3 spot with $10 million and $80 million over three weeks. We thought this magical heist film might be worth keeping an eye on, and apparently domestic audiences agree.

Fast & Furious 6 is the number 4 film this weekend with $9 million. Now at $219 million domestic and $636 million worldwide, F&F 6 has finally staked its claim as the highest grossing entry in the franchise.

Rounding out the top 5 with $8 million is The Purge, which fell a whopping 75% after opening strong at number 1 last weekend. A big second weekend drop-off isn’t uncommon for an R-rated thriller even if it is the summer. We doubt Universal is too concerned, though, as The Purge has grossed $51 million off a budget of $3 million.

The Internship comes in at number 6 with $7 million, which brings its domestic total up to $30 million. Apparently, the Owen Wilson/Vince Vaughn combination isn’t as viable as it once was.

Coming in at number 7 is Epic with $6 million, which brings its total up to $95 million. Blue Sky’s animated feature is now on the cusp of crossing $100 million domestic, and is at $212 million worldwide.

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Star Trek Into Darkness is the number 8 film this weekend with $5 million. JJ Abrams’ sequel just recently crossed the $200 million mark in domestic ($212M) and international ($201M) markets. Worldwide, the film has grossed $412 million, which makes it the highest grossing film in the Star Trek franchise.

The number 9 film this weekend is After Earth with $3.7 million. Now in its third weekend of release, After Earth has secured its place in sci-fi flop history with $54 million domestic and only $102 million worldwide.

Iron Man 3 rounds out the top 10 with $2.9 million, which brings its total up to $399 million. It looks like the film has one more record in its sights before bowing out of the top 10: $400 million in domestic grosses.


[NOTE: These are only weekend box office estimates - based on Friday and Saturday ticket sales coupled with adjusted expectations for Sunday. Official weekend box office results will be released Monday, June 17th - at which time we'll update this post with any changes.]

Source: Box Office Mojo

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  1. It’s definitely going to take people a while to get use to this new superman universe. It just feels so insanely different then any superman before…its fantastic. Sure it had some problems but I’ve never seen one without. Im glad I didn’t get the same old story. Im really looking forward to what they do with the dc universe from this point on.

    • +1

      Also really liked it. I also liked the way they …


      introduce the “traditional” Clark Kent persona at the end. Very nice.

  2. I for one loved this movie. Crowe was great and so was the actor who played SM. The fight scenes were some of the most entertaining superhero fights I’ve seen. Plus it shows that a pretty good Dragon Ball Z movie can be made….I mean what else is Goku besides a Japanese Superman? I took my family to go and they all enjoyed it. Looking forward to sequels.

    • @Corey

      I absolutely agree.

      Looking at the huge fight sequences and scenes of destruction exhibited in Man of Steel proves that a Dragonball Z movie is absolutely possible.

    • @Corey

      I absolutely agree.

      Looking at the huge fight sequences and scenes of destruction exhibited in Man of Steel proves that a Dragonball Z movie is absolutely possible.

      Man of Steel proved that no matter how outlandish the material, if you take it seriously enough and don’t just make a lazy comedy (a la Dragonball Evolution) then you can make it work.

      Will there be a studio and director bold enough to take it on?

  3. I also disagree with Rotten Tomatoes. Hey, it rated The Hobbit at 65%, but the audience rated it at 84%. Now, it rates Man of Steel at 56%, and the audience rates it at 82%. The Hobbit made over a billion dollars worldwide, and Man of Steel may do that as well.

    Rotten Tomatoes…you either need better reviewers or a better way of rating reviews, as you appear to be out of touch.

    • Remember, the review is just an opinion and inaccurate, that’s all. I dont read the review. I only judge by commercial and decide if I want to see the movie or not, that’s simple. I ignored the reviews. They are just stupid and inaccurate.

      • Also remember that Rotten Tomatoes do not actually review anything themselves…

        • Half of these people obviously don’t know how Rotten Tomatoes works. Why should the approval percentage of critics ever match up with the approval percentage of the audience? That’s a completely misguided expectation. They just want to make it sound like Man of Steel’s mixed critical reception can somehow be blamed on Rotten Tomatoes which isn’t true. Critical reaction was mixed across the board and the competing review aggregators bear that out.

      • Yup , like I said earlier, we don’t need the critics holding our hands on movies.

    • Reviews are subjective. It’s opinion-based, and by saying RT needs ‘better’ reviewers is like saying everyone should be single minded, and have identical opinions. If you actual READ what every reviewer on RT was saying, they made a very good point. That doesn’t mean the movie is a total fail, it just wasn’t what many expected.

  4. This is the End — I wont watch it. I dont understand why people watched it. Its ridiculous!

    Fast and Furious 6 – I dont understand people. No wonder, they liked it because they are VERY worldly people too. I see why this movie is violence and dirty movie. I will skip it. I saw first movie and disliked it.

    • If you won’t watch, then you obviously would never understand why people watched it. What a dumb statement.

      You can’t make any judgement until you see a film.

  5. Frankly, I don’t really care what professional and amateur critics write/say about a movie. I don’t get offended if I liked a move a lot, a la MoS, and some critics disliked it. I didn’t expect much from MoS, and it really over-delivered. It’s my second favorite Superman movie after Superman I. Cavill, however, is my favorite Superman. I think that he did an incredible job portraying Superman. I also think that Crowe was awesome as Jor-El.

    I don’t know if many people know this, but Cavill played an extra in Crowe’s 2000 movie, Proof of Life, when Cavill was only 17. Crowe said on both the Leno and Kimmel shows that Cavill went up to him and asked him various questions about being an actor. Crowe liked his enthusiasm and sincerity so he sent him an Aussie rugby jersey and a signed photo of Crowe as Gladiator with the words, “Dear Henry, a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Russell.” Crowe was accurate since we know that Cavill wasn’t picked for some prominent roles including Batman and Bond. I think that it’s great that 13 years after Crowe and Cavill met, they were both in MoS.

  6. Going to see this movie on the weekend, but just curious…how CGI-heavy for the action scenes? Is it to the point of being distracting?

    • Some of it. Most of the special effects are quite good, though.

    • During the second half, the cgi just overwhelms superman.

  7. I enjoyed Man of Steel. There was only one scene that I wish they would have done a better job of writing (the tornado scene) but otherwise I enjoyed it immensely.

    People are right when they say it “feels” like a new character though. This certainly wasn’t your father’s Superman. But I don’t mind. He also feels like a ‘young’ Superman as well. WB/DC is onto something here and I hope it continues.

  8. Wow. Pople sure are lining up to see this movie aren’t they? What can I say, the public is easily distracted from terrible writing and directing by loud noises and repetitive explosions.

    • I really don’t understand why you have to call everyone names for going to a movie and enjoying it just because you didn’t like it or agree with anyone that did like it. It doesn’t make sense at all. Personally, I loved the movie and gave it a good solid 4 almost five stars. It was fun and exciting and touching, each scene, bringing new life to the already over told story. DC just two years ago updated all their characters creating the New 52 including Superman. So why not in the movies too. The last thing I wanted to seen was another rehash of the same old stuff. This was like the New 52. A new reimagining and it worked for me and a lot of the film goers. When the film was done, everyone applauded. What’s so wrong with that?
      Just because you didn’t like it, doesn’t make everyone else a moron for seeing it or enjoying it. Does that make my 10yo cousin that came with me a moron too? Its ok to make your point, but don’t call us names, I’m sure there are others calling you something even far worse.

  9. Box Office was revised to over 200 million for the opening weekend.
    WB has to be very pleased with that result as am I. Well done, Supes.

    • This is fantastic! They still have around 26 other countries to open Man of Steel in so the international box office is definitely going to go up. I’m sure the same can be said for here in the US.

      • Some big countries in those remaining on deck too.
        Australia, China, Germany, and few moremore.

        • moremore? typotypo :D

            • The figure you posted of $116m was gross.

        • You went to a SUPERMAN WEBSITE instead of a vetted site like boxofficemojo…used by everyone in the industry to give accurate reporting on the financial stats of theatre releases?!?

          And…you think I’m wrong? Laughable!!

          I can’t even respond to this…A SUPERMAN WEBSITE?!?!

          Your desperation knows no bounds…I want to cry, this is so funny.

          Look man…it’s been fun proving you guys wrong time and time again, but it’s proving to be a waste of time for me. All the best to you and your pipe dreams. I’m just so thankful that there are smart people that went to the theatre and used their heads, not hype. For the record, that also goes for the people that enjoyed the film ON THEIR OWN TERMS.

          • You proved nothing. You are the only desperate puppy here.

          • Everyone understands why you’re giving up. You lost.
            You are a legend in your own mind. Warped as it is.

  10. I thought it was the best Superhero movie of them all,it far surpassed my expectations. I love all superhero movies except IM3 but I will give even that comedy farce another try when I purchase it on Bluray.

    The CGI didn’t bother me at all I didn’t notice I think to some degree because we know that those effects can’t be achieved without CGI it takes some out of the moment.

    I have found that most of the pointed out problems are just nit picking stuff that all movies of this type have. It’s a Movie and Fantasy for pete sake.