June 17 2013

Man of Steel Soars to the Top of the Box Office

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Could DC Comics finally be on its way to being the next Marvel when it comes to super-hero movies?

Man of Steel soared to the top spot at the box office this weekend with $113 million. In addition to its Thursday take this brings it to $125 million domestic so far off of a $225 million dollar budget. Warner Brothers is looking for this to launch its own movie series, so things may finally be moving ahead there based on thsi performance, but lets see how it does in week two.

The end of the world comedy This is the End brought in $20.5 million to land in second place. With its Wednesday and Thursday takes it stands at $32.8 million off of a $32 million dollar budget.

Third place went to the magical heist film Now You See Me with $10.3 million bringing its domestic total to $80 million off of a $75 million dollar budget.

Fast & Furious 6 sped in to fourth place with $9.4 million bringing it’s U.S. total to $219.5 million, and now makes it the the top film in the series both domestically and globally with $636.8 million.

Rounding out the top five was The Purge with $8.2 million, which is a 75.9 percent slide from its opening weekend. Not good by any means, but with a $3 million dollar budget and $51.8 million domestic, it’s doubtful anyone is upset.

Jumping down to ninth place you’ll find After Earth with $3.75 million, a domestic total of $54.2 million off of a $130 million dollar budget. Can we finally just shuffle M. Night Shyamalan off a fry job at a fast food joint?

Two big release next week with Monsters University and World War Z.

Curious how I think these new films will do? Check out my second quarter films of 2013 predictions.

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