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'Man of Steel' Sets June Opening Record!

By Paul Dergarabedian, Hollywood Staff

Warner Bros.' Man of Steel sets new June all-time opening weekend record with $113,080,000 in 4,207 theaters for the Friday through Sunday period and $125,080,000 to date including the Thursday corporate group sale screening program of $12,000,000! This is also the second best debut of 2013 behind only Iron Man 3. See below for the list of Top June debuts: Top June Openers - Hollywood.com 1 Jun 14, 2013 Man of Steel $113,080,0002 Jun 18, 2010 Toy Story 3 $110,307,189 3 Jun 26, 2009 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen $108,966,307 4 Jun 4, 2004 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban $93,687,367 5 Jun 22, 2012 Brave $66,323,594 Playing on 331 IMAX screens, the domestic performance of Warner Bros.' Man of Steel delivered an outstanding $13.3 mil in the IMAX network, a record opening for a June release. This is a 12% of the weekend take! IMAX's International box office for Man of Steel, on the first batch of 79 screens to open day and date, hit $4.2 mil (a stellar $53k per screen) and again, a June record. As of Sunday night, IMAX's Global weekend gross for Man of Steel is estimated to be $17.5 mil, delivering a record for a June release.

Seth Rogen, James Franco, Jonah Hill and a cast of thousands took second place with the R-rated ensemble comedy This Is the End from Sony Pictures. The film got off to a fantastic start on Wednesday taking in $7.8 million on (including a whopping $2.2 million in Tuesday late shows) and erned $20.5 million for the weekend and earned back its entire production budget with its 5-day take since Wednesday of $32.8 million. Lionsgate's magic heist film Now You See Me is holding strong in its third weekend dropping just 46% and earning $10.32 million, Universals' Fast & Furious 6 lands in fourth place with $9.4 million while Universal's profit making machine The Purge starring Ethan Hawke rounds out the Top 5 with $8.2 million against a 76% second weeken drop. Fox's Google comedy The Internship is in the sixth spot in its second weekend with $7 million. Next week look out for Brad Pitt in Paramount's World War Z and Disney/Pixar's animated prequel Monster's University!Top Movies for Weekend of June 14 - June 16 (Estimates) - 'Man of Steel' sets June opening weekend record!Rank Movie Gross Theaters Avg.Per YTD Distributor01 Man of Steel $113.08M 4,207 $26,879 $125.08M Warner Bros.02 This is the End $20.5M 3,055 $6,710 $32.8M Sony03 Now You See Me $10.32M 3,082 $3,348 $80.0M Lionsgate04 Fast & Furious 6 $9.4M 3,375 $2,795 $219.6M Universal05 The Purge $8.2M 2,591 $3,165 $51.8M Universal

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