Warner/DC executives must have been nervous in the last few weeks, as they’d spent over $225 million on Man Of Steel, with the hope it would kick off an entire DC universe. They’ll be breathing a sigh on release as the movie has taken $125 million in its first four days, which is a June record at the US box office.
It added another $71 million internationally, from only 24 other territories. Warner has been lacking major franchises since Harry Potter drew to a close, so it’s certainly good news for the studio.
This Is The End came second, taking $20.5 million over the weekend and $32.8 million since it opened last Wednesday. It’s certainly not a exceptional start, but it’s not bad on a weekend when it was up against Superman, and the modestly budgeted film should end up as a minor hit.
Take a look below for the US box office top 10 for the weekend of June 14th-16th.
|Rank||Title||Weekend Gross (millions)||Total Gross to date (millions)|
|1||Man Of Steel||$113.0||$125.0|
|2||This Is The End||$20.5||$32.8|
|3||Now You See Me||$10.3||$80.0|
|4||Fast & Furious 6||$9.4||$219.5|
|8||Star Trek Into Darkness||$5.6||$210.4|
|10||Iron Man 3||$2.9||$399.6|