For a second consecutive month, records have fallen.
After a benchmark month of May, June's box office lived up to the challenge with a stellar $1.244 billion estimated market gross. That's up 17.8 percent over June 2012's performance, and handily tops the previous June record (2009's $1.087 billion) by 14.4 percent.
The first two months of summer have now totaled a massive $2.387 billion, more than any other combined May and June in history. That figure is 14 percent higher than 2012's comparable period and tops the previous best summer start of $2.106 billion in 2009.
June's success doesn't have just one big movie to thank as every weekend of the month saw at least one movie carry more than its weight. Now You See Me's solid opening and impressive legs set the stage, followed by The Purge's sleeper hit success. The former crossed the $100 million domestic barrier over the past weekend.
The month truly hit its blockbuster stride when Warner Bros. successfully relaunched the Superman franchise with Man of Steel's excellent $116.6 million opening weekend (excluding the controversial $12 million worth of Wal-Mart preview sales)... (more)
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Edited by ShawnMR, 01 July 2013 - 10:48 AM.