Man of Steel soars to the top of the U.K. box office

New Superman movie Man Of Steel has muscled its way to the top of the U.K. box office to debut at number one. The comic book blockbuster, starring British hunk Henry Cavill as Superman, pulled in $17.4 million (£11.2 million) over the weekend (14-16Jun13), mirroring the film’s phenomenal success Stateside, where it opened with takings of $128.7 million (£83 million).
Last weekend’s (07-09Jun13) number one After Earth, starring Will Smith and his teenage son Jaden Smith, fell to a distant second place after generating $1.9 million (£1.2 million) in ticket sales.
Comedy sequel The Hangover Part III came in third place with $1.3 million (£861,554), while animated caper Epic and Michael Douglas’ Liberace biopic Behind the Candelabra rounded out the top five.