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Superman film set to fly by June box office record

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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 latest Superman saga  is on track to be the biggest June movie ever, as North Americans are predicted to spend $110.3 million on the film.

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.

As well as it did in its opening weekend,  "Man Of Steel'' lags behind "Iron Man 3'' as the most-popular movie of the summer. That sequel has a $174.1 million gate so far, according to its studio, Disney.

This story has been updated.