"Man of Steel" leaped over box office expectations in a single weekend.
The Warner Bros. superhero film earned $113 million in its opening weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday, The Associated Press reports.
The retelling of Superman's backstory earned an additional $12 million from Thursday screenings, bringing its domestic total to $125 million. Sony's "This Is the End" debuted in second place in North America with $20.5 million in its opening weekend.
In its third weekend, the Lionsgate illusionist heist film "Now You See Me" fleeced $10.3 million in third place, bringing its total domestic haul to $80 million.
Universal's "Fast & Furious 6" arrived in fourth place with $9.4 million.