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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 at the box office, according to studio estimates Sunday.

The Superman tale starring Henry Cavill and Amy Adams earned an additional $12 million from Thursday screenings, bringing its total to $125 million. Original expectations for the film ranged from $75 million to $130 million.

Sony's "This Is the End" opened in second place with $20.5 million in its opening weekend. The apocalyptic comedy starring Seth Rogen and James Franco opened Wednesday, banking a total of $32.8 million.

In its third weekend, "Now You See Me" earned $10 million in third place, bringing its total to $80 million.

Weekend Estimates

1. "Man of Steel" ($113 million)
2. "This Is the End" ($20.5 million)
3. "Now You See Me" ($10.3 million)
4. "Fast & Furious 6" ($9.4 million)
5. "The Purge" ($8.2 million)
6. "The Internship" ($7.0 million)
7. "Epic" ($6.0 million)
8. "Star Trek Into Darkness" ($5.6 million)
9. "After Earth" ($3.8 million)
10. "Iron Man" ($2.9 million)

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