Man of Steel Nabs No. 1 June Open Ever
$125.1M debut beats out 'Toy Story 3' record
By Polly Davis Doig, Newser Staff
Posted Jun 16, 2013 11:20 AM CDT
Henry Cavill as Superman, left, and Amy Adams as Lois Lane in "Man of Steel."   (AP Photo/Warner Bros. Pictures)

(Newser) Man of Steel may not have rocked critics' worlds but someone forgot to tell moviegoers, who stormed theaters and pushed the latest Superman to the best June opening ever, with $125.1 million. While the Hollywood Reporter notes that that figure includes $12 million from Thursday night Walmart screenings, the actual three-day earnings of $113.1 million still beat out Toy Story 3's $110.3 million record. Rounding out the top five: This Is the End ($32.8 million); Now You See Me ($10.3 million); Fast & Furious 6 ($9.4 million); and The Purge ($8.2 million).

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carbonated_turtle
Jun 19, 2013 10:58 AM CDT
And next June the new shitty "rebooted" superhero movie will be no. 1, and the year after that the "re-reboot" of that will be no. 1. Shoot an hour and a half of anyone in a superhero costume taking a shit, and the idiots will still swarm to go see it.
Vern_Cox
Jun 17, 2013 6:11 PM CDT
"The headline makes no sense...Man of Steel Nabs No.1 June Open Ever ....shouldn't No.1 be 'best'?" "Editor's are human too" would be the normal reply but they get all of the good credit. They're also responsible for this: " Man of Steel may not have rocked critics' worlds but someone forgot to tell moviegoers," Forget the "know nothing" Academy, "The People's Choice awards" determine the real talent among the actor's. That's why I always NEVER take a critic's advice. There was another surprise start back in the late 80's or early 90's that also made the top 5 and that was "Supergirl" with Helen Slater. The critics said BS to that one too. It was deemed a "poor spinoff" by the same critics who raved about Christopher Reeve, but most comic book heroes draw large initial crowds. I always see what a critic hates. Leonard Malten was the best "naysayer" for me.
Tology
Jun 17, 2013 10:58 AM CDT
The headline makes no sense...Man of Steel Nabs No.1 June Open Ever ....shouldn't No.1 be 'best'?