‘Man of Steel’ Made Over Ten Cajillion Dollars at the Box Office this Weekend

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bill-swift - June 18, 2013

Well, Man of Steel may have disappointed some critics, but it certainly didn't disappoint the execs over at Warner Brothers this weekend. The film raked in a whopping $116.6 million in the U.S. from Friday to Sunday, plus another $12 million from those Thursday night Walmart screenings and another $71.6 million internationally, bringing the total international figure up to a cool $200 million. Which is a lot.

But lets forget about the poor foreigners who were too busy doing poor foreign people stuff to see this movie for a minute and just look at the domestic numbers. Just how huge was that $116.6 million weekend opening? Well, it was the best June opening of all time. And if you combined the box office proceeds from every other movie in the top 40 this weekend—from #2 This is the End to #40 We Steal Secrets—that comes out to just over $83 million. So Man of Steel made 39% more money at the box office than every other movie combined.

Kind of makes you think these studio fat cats might be on to something with this whole "superhero" craze, doesn't it?

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