'Man of Steel' breaks June record

Henry Cavill stars as Superman in "Man of Steel," which soared at the box office this weekend. ((Warner Bros.))

"Manof Steel" was the kryptonite to any box-office rival this weekend, monopolizing ticket sales and flying away with No. 1.

The 3-D film starring Henry Cavill as Superman grossed a stellar $113.1 million over the weekend, according to an estimate from distributor Warner Bros. Including the $12 million the Zack Snyder-directed flick collected from early screenings on Thursday, the movie has now sold a total of $125.1 million worth of tickets domestically.


The only other new movie to hit theaters this weekend, the R-rated comedy "This Is the End," trailed far behind "Man of Steel." However, the film's $20.5-million, three-day opening is still solid, considering the movie cost Sony Pictures just $32.5 million to produce. Since debuting in theaters late Tuesday evening, the film has made a healthy $32.8 million in all.

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By Amy Kaufman, Los Angeles Times