'Man of Steel' takes flight with $125M debut

By Derrik J. Lang

Associated Press

Published: Sunday, June 16 2013 11:51 a.m. MDT

Actress Amy Adams signs autographs for fans aat the European Premiere of 'Man Of Steel' in London on Wednesday, June 12, 2013.

AP, Photo by Jon Furniss/Invision

"Man of Steel" leaped over box office expectations in a single weekend.

The Warner Bros. superhero film earned $113 million in its opening weekend at the box office, according to studio estimates Sunday.

The Superman tale starring Henry Cavill and Amy Adams earned an additional $12 million from Thursday screenings, bringing its total to $125 million. Original expectations for the film ranged from $75 million to $130 million.

Sony's "This Is the End" opened in second place with $20.5 million in its opening weekend. The apocalyptic comedy starring Seth Rogen and James Franco opened Wednesday, banking a total of $32.8 million.

In its third weekend, "Now You See Me" earned $10 million in third place, bringing its total to $80 million.

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