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Man of Steel overpowers competition with record-breaking U.S. debut

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Jun 16, 2013 | 3:17pm EDT

New Superman movie Man Of Steel has made U.S. box office history after soaring to the top of the chart with a stunning $113.1 million (£72.96 million) gross. Thesuperhero haul makes it the biggest June opening ever, surpassing the $110.3 million (£71.2 million) record set by Toy Story 3 in 2010. The Zack Snyder film, starring British hunk Henry Cavill as the comic book icon, also pulled in an additional $12 million (£7.74 million) from screenings on Thursday night (13Jun13), boosting its total debut to $125.1 million (£80.7 million). Seth Rogen's latest comedy, This is the End, trailed in second place, debuting with $20.5 million (£13.23 million) over Father's Day weekend (14-16Jun13), while Now You See Me grossed $10.3 million (£6.65 million) in its third week of release. Meanwhile, filmmaker Sofia Coppola has scored her best opening in a decade - The Bling Ring, a crime comedy based on the real life Hollywood burglars who targeted the homes of stars including Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan and Orlando Bloom, has over grossed $210,000 (£135,485) from just five locations.

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