"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.
By Amy Kaufman, Los Angeles Times