Welcome to the Box Office Report, where Superman can leap over buildings in a single bound and melt glaciers with his gaze, but he still has to call Batman to open this darn pickle jar.
1. Man of Steel (Warner): $113.1 million in 4,207 million
Hey, so, a whole lot of people sat through this two and a half hour bad movie. Man of Steel's very successful opening weekend in the wake of a week of bad press for being not good and also kind of soulless was definitely a surprise. This was the second best opening of the summer. The only movie to have a better opening weekend was Iron Man 3. It's just another example of D.C. falling behind Marvel at the movie theater. But, who cares? This thing already has a sequel planned and will make a jillion dollars globally. Then, in three years, we'll get an equally bad and soulless sequel and the same thing will happen because people won't remember how bad this one is. The movies are just magical.
2. This Is The End (Sony): $20.5 million in 3,055 theaters
There's apparently a real funny movie out this summer, unlike The Hangover 3, which was a fake funny movie. This one will actually make you laugh so hard you get a pain in your side and leave the theater with a smile on your face. It will probably also get three or four sequels. They can just ignore the whole world ending bit. It's not that big of a deal.