LOS ANGELES (AP) - "Man of Steel" went up, up and away at the box office.
The Warner Bros. superhero film earned $116.6 million in its opening weekend. The retelling of Superman's backstory nabbed the record for biggest all-time opening in June and is the second biggest opening of the year behind "Iron Man 3," which is on the verge of cracking $400 million at the box office in North America.
The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theater locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by Hollywood.com, are:
1. "Man of Steel," Warner Bros., $116,619,362, 4,207 locations, $27,720 average, $128,681,486, one week.
2. "This Is the End," Sony, $20,719,162, 3,055 locations, $6,782 average, $33,027,297, one week.
3. "Now You See Me," Lionsgate, $11,016,473, 3,082 locations, $3,574 average, $80,705,916, three weeks.
19. "The East," Fox Searchlight, $287,955, 115 locations, $2,504 average, $709,260, three weeks.
20. "Oz the Great and Powerful," Disney, $244,191, 259 locations, $943 average, $234,176,728, 15 weeks.
Universal and Focus are owned by NBC Universal, a unit of Comcast Corp.; Sony, Columbia, Sony Screen Gems and Sony Pictures Classics are units of Sony Corp.; Paramount is owned by Viacom Inc.; Disney, Pixar and Marvel are owned by The Walt Disney Co.; Miramax is owned by Filmyard Holdings LLC; 20th Century Fox and Fox Searchlight are owned by News Corp.; Warner Bros. and New Line are units of Time Warner Inc.; MGM is owned by a group of former creditors including Highland Capital, Anchorage Advisors and Carl Icahn; Lionsgate is owned by Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.; IFC is owned by AMC Networks Inc.; Rogue is owned by Relativity Media LLC.
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