Box Office Results: ‘Man of Steel’ soars above the rest

Man of Steel broke June records by opening to $116.6 million, ahead of previous June highest weekend opening record-holder Toy Story 3 (110.3 million). If only I would have predicted it at $116… 16 is my favourite number! I’m still glad I was within $13 million of the actual, since it really was a wild card. I’ll be seeing it on Saturday, I think. I didn’t see it this weekend mostly because I was sick and this is exam week – so I haven’t had a lot of time for movie watching or writing, unfortunately. This is the End opened to a very decent $33 million through its first five days, it’s a good opening considering its modest budget, wild premise, and the Man of Steel competition. The Internship definitely wasn’t a match for the competition of these two movies, nor was The Purge, as it plummeted 76% down to $8.3 million. I forgot to predict The Internship, mostly because I did my calculations, but just forgot to include it in the Top 10… (For the record, I predicted it at $9 million.) Anyway, here’s what the top 10 looked like!

Title: Prediction — Result — Difference (Over/Under)
1. Man of Steel: $104, 000, 000 — $116,619,362 — $12, 619, 362 under
2. This is the End [review]: $45, 000, 000 (5-day) — $33,027,297 — $11, 972, 703 over
3. Now You See Me [review]: $11, 000, 000 — $11,016,473 — $16, 473 under
4. Fast & Furious 6 [review]: $10, 740, 000 — $9,583,330 — $1, 156, 670 over
5. The Purge [review]: $10, 685, 000 — $8,317,995 — $2, 367, 005 over
6. The Internship: N/A — $7,148,551 — N/A
7. Epic [review]: $8, 120, 000 — $6,284,905 — $1, 835, 095 over
8. Star Trek Into Darkness [review]: $7, 575, 000 — $6,256,254 — $1, 318, 746 over
9. After Earth [review]: $4, 250, 000 — $4,052,042 — $197, 958 over
10. Iron Man 3 [review]: $3, 540, 000 — $2,956,855 — $583, 145 over

Total Difference for Two New Releases: $24, 592, 065

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