06/14/2013 12:19 pm ET

'Man Of Steel' Box Office Off To Strong Start: Superman Grosses $21 Million On Opening Night

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"Man of Steel" is off to a super start at the box office. (Related: Try the veal.)

Zack Snyder's Superman reboot grossed a total of $21 million from Thursday night screenings, giving "Man of Steel" a strong foundation as it heads into the weekend. As TheWrap notes, Warner Bros. expects that the new Superman film could gross over $100 million during the three-day frame. That would put "Man of Steel" in some heady company: The highest three-day June opening weekend belongs to "Toy Story 3," which earned $110 million in June of 2010. "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" is also in Superman's laser-vision sights: Michael Bay's filmed opened with $108 million in June of 2009. (It should be noted that both "Transformers" and "Toy Story 3" were sequels; not that "Man of Steel" doesn't come with built-in audience expectations in its own right.)

For more on "Man Of Steel's" first box office, head to TheWrap. Check back to HuffPost Entertainment this weekend for more on the film's progress.

[via TheWrap]

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