The Henry Cavill-starring reboot managed to take in more than $113 million in domestic ticket sales over the weekend -- the biggest opening ever for a movie released in June. The superhero action flick stole the record previously held by "Toy Story 3," which opened in June, 2010, with $110 million.
Officially released on Thursday in both standard and IMAX 3D formats,is expected to easily recoup its $225 million budget. The film has already made almost $197 million when factoring in international ticket sales.
Audience tracking suggests that viewers were nearly split between men and women, which is somewhat unusual for amovie. Cavill's co-stars Amy Adams and Diane Lane might have had a hand in pulling female theatergoers into seeing the superhero film.
While, the Superman reboot impressed audiences. The film has an "A-" rating on Cinemascore.
A sequel is already.
And Superman wasn't the only one flying high at the theaters this weekend.
the new star-studded meta-comedy co-written and co-directed by , opened in the No. 2 spot at the box office with $20.5 million. It was officially released on Wednesday and has already made back its $32 million budget.
conjured its way into third place with $10.3 million. The magician heist thriller starring has managed to snag over $80 million since it was first released three weeks ago.
drove into number No. 4 with $9.4 million, bringing its domestic gross to almost $220 million.
horror hit, "The Purge," scared its way into fifth place. Surprising industry analysts with its $34 opening weekend last week, "The Purge" had a chilling 76 percent drop this week with a little over $8 million in ticket sales. But the film has still earned a total gross so far of almost $52 million, well ahead of its $3 million budget.