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‘Man of Steel’ takes flight with strong $125m debut

‘‘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 retelling of Superman’s backstory earned an additional $12 million from Thursday screenings, bringing its domestic total to $125 million. Original box-office expectations for ‘‘Man of Steel’’ ranged from $75 million to $130 million.

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