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MAN OF STEEL rakes in $44 million on it’s first full day.

Posted on June 15, 2013 at 9:41 pm by David "Snackbar" Edmundson

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Man of Steel earned an estimated $44 million on Friday: its first official day in theaters. That total includes $9 million from midnight screenings but not the $12 million from the “advanced screenings” that began Thursday night at 7 pm.  So far, the Superman reboot has earned over $56 million in its US debut and is now on track for around $112 million (or $124 total) through Sunday.  That would give Man of Steel the highest June opening of all time: ahead of both Toy Story 3 and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen – though Transformers was released on a Wednesday.

The takeaway here is that Man of Steel is in excellent shape. With or without Thursday night’s grosses, the film will far exceed Warner Brothers’ projection of $85 million by Sunday – a number it took Superman Returns six days to reach back in 2006.

If you haven’t checked out my review for Man of Steel, check it out here.

 Title Friday Total
1.  Man of Steel $44,050,000 $56.05
2.  This is the End $6,850,000 $19.15
3.  Now You See Me $3,290,000 $72.9
4.  The Purge $2,900,000 $46.5
5.  Fast & Furious 6 $2,700,000 $212.8

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