'Man of Steel' takes box-office flight

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"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.

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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.

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