Looks like this Superman is, indeed, made of steel (and money). Despite lukewarm reviews, Man of Steel earned $113.1 million and the biggest June box office opening of all time this weekend. Seth Rogen's apocalyptic comedy, This Is the End, came in second by a wide margin, with $20.5 million. Now You See Me stayed steady in third place with $10.3 million, Fast & Furious 6 earned $9.4 million, and last week's No. 1, The Purge, took in $8.2 million. And in its very limited release (just five theaters), The Bling Ring opened with $210,000.
The small-budget horror movie The Purge took down box office behemoth Fast & Furious 6 this weekend, raking in $36.4 million in its opening weekend. Don't cry for Vin Diesel, though: the runner-up added $19.8 million to its growing domestic total of $202.9 million. (Though Star Trek Into Darkness fell just shy of placing in the top five, it also passed the $200 million mark this weekend.) Now You See Me earned $19.5 million in third place, while Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson's The Internship placed fourth and opened to a paltry $18.1 million. Epic rounded out the top five with $12.1 million.
Not that I can blame them, but audiences just can't get enough of Paul Walker and Vin Diesel. Fast & Furious 6 made $34.5 million in its second weekend of release, keeping the new releases from ranking in the top spot. Magic film Now You See Me came in second with $28 million, besting Will Smith's highly publicized sci-fi movie, After Earth, which took in $27 million. Star Trek Into Darkness and Epic tied for fourth and fifth place, each earning $16.4 million.
One of the most highly anticipated box office rivalries of the Summer has been settled, resulting in the biggest Memorial Day weekend total box office since 2011. Fast & Furious 6 emerged victorious with a $98.5 million haul, while its stiffest competition, fellow new release The Hangover Part III, earned less than half as much, taking in $42.4 million. Last week's winner, Star Trek Into Darkness, added $38 million to its total, while animated family film Epic earned $34.2 million in its first week. Iron Man 3 hung in the top five with $19.4 million, and Richard Linklater's Before Midnight took in $274,000 in limited release.
Star Trek Into Darkness earned $70.6 million at the box office this weekend, beating the previous reigning box office champ, Iron Man 3, which earned $35.2 million. Coming in third was The Great Gatsby, which made $23.4 in its second week of release. Pain and Gain dropped to fourth, taking in just $3.1 million, while animated film The Croods stuck it out in fifth place with $2.7 million.
For the second weekend in a row, Iron Man 3 dominated the box office, adding $72.5 million to its total, which now stands at a whopping $284.9 million. New release The Great Gatsby earned second place, with an impressive $51.1 million intake. Michael Bay's Pain & Gain dropped to third, taking in just $5 million, followed by Tyler Perry Presents Peeples, which made a paltry $4.9 million in its first weekend. 42 hung in the top five with a $4.7 million haul.
Tony Stark took down more than The Mandarin this weekend: Iron Man 3 earned $175.3 million, earning the blockbuster the second-highest opening weekend of all time behind last year's The Avengers. Last week's No. 1, Pain & Gain, followed far, far behind, taking in $7.6 million. Historical baseball movie 42 stayed steady in third place, earning $6.2 million, followed by Oblivion, with $5.8 million. The Croods rounded out the top five with $4.2 million.
Michael Bay's pumped-up action movie Pain & Gain won the box office in its first weekend of release, scoring a haul of $20 million. Tom Cruise's sci-fi Oblivion held up pretty well in its second week, adding $17.4 million to its total, while Jackie Robinson biopic 42 stayed strong in third place, earning $10.7 million. New release The Big Wedding took in $7.5 million, and The Croods hung in the top five with $6.6 million. Matthew McConaughey's new film, Mud, took in $2.2 million in limited release.
Tom Cruise's futuristic new release, Oblivion, won this weekend's box office, beating expectations and earning $38.2 million. Bumped to second place was 42 with $18 million, while The Croods stayed steady in third place, adding $9.5 million to its total. Scary Movie 5 made $6.3 million, and G.I. Joe: Retaliation rounded out the top five with a $5.8 million haul.
Horror reboot Evil Dead won the box office this weekend, raking in $26 million and besting G.I. Joe: Retaliation and The Croods, both of which added $21.1 million to their total. "New" release Jurassic Park 3D came in at fourth place and took in $18.3 million, a sizable amount for a rerelease. Olympus Has Fallen rounded out the top five with $10 million, while limited-release films The Company You Keep and Trance, directed by Danny Boyle, earned $146,000 in five theaters and $136,000 in four theaters respectively.