UK: 'Man of Steel' Soars with $17.5M Opening Weekend

on June 19, 2013

SupermanStills.jpegThe stage was set for Man of Steel to rule the box office in the United Kingdom last weekend. The Warner Bros. Superman reboot was the only film to receive a wide release, unopposed to claim the top spot at the box office. Man of Steel grossed $17.5 million over the weekend in 572 screens, an average of $30,572 per-location.

After Earth dropped 45% in its sophomore frame for a $1.9 million weekend and $7.4 million cume. The numbers are respectable for the WIll Smith father-son sci-fi vehicle but are nowhere near the success that Star Trek Into Darkness has had in the United Kingdom. The Star Trek sequel has grossed $38.5 million in the U.K. over six weeks in release.

Steven Soderbergh's Behind the Candelabra has been quietly racking up viewers in the U.K. The Liberace biopic didn't receive theatrical distribution in North America, premiering instead on HBO. Soderbergh's latest film has grossed $2.5 million in the U.K. over two weeks. 

Bollywood hit Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani fell just short of breaking into the top ten last weekend but accomplished the goal this time around despite a 51% fall. The Indian hit has grossed $1.4 million in the United Kingdom.

Box Office Results for the United Kingdom. Weekend of June 14-16, 2013

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Tags: UK, Man of Steel, After Earth

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