Alice in Wonderland is in first place in North America for a second consecutive weekend with one of the best holds ever for a movie opening above $100 million.
It might not be Avatar just yet but it ain’t to far from it, Alice has proved to be an enormous hit in North America with a second weekend of $62.7 million. That is more then all the other new wide releases put together. It was a 46% drop from last time and among the top 6 opening weekends ever (Alice being the 6th) this was the absolute best. Alice in Wonderland managed also the 5th biggest second weekend ever and has grossed so far $209.3 million in just 10 days, only 9 other movies managed to make more in that time. For the record, Avatar had only $3.4 million more at the same time in its run.
Add to this another $221 million from around the world so far and we get $430.3 million for Alice worldwide. If the budget was indeed $200 million then this movie is already in the green.
It might be to soon to call but I think Alice is well on its way to finish with more then $350 million in North America and another 450-500 million Internationally for a worldwide total of over $800-850 million before the end of its box office run. It could make even more but unfortunately next weekend is the last time it will have all 3D screens to itself. How to Train Your Dragon opens in 3D on March 26 in the US but we will talk more about that at a later time.
In second place with an underwhelming $14.3 million we have Green Zone, a movie I personally expected to gross a little more. It seems this third collaboration between director Paul Greengrass and actor Matt Damon was not as successful as their previous two (Bourne Supremacy and Bourne Ultimatum).
She is Out of My League was in third place, as expect but with a lot less money, $9.7 million to be more exact. This wasn’t an expensive movie ($20 million budget compared to $100 million for Green Zone) so while Paramount won’t be to happy about it, no heads will drop for this one.
Shutter Island maintains strong holds even in its 4th weekend, -38.4% drop (third best in the top 10) with $8.1 million and a total of $108 million. I’m still not sure if this can pass The Departed ($132 million) as Martin Scorsese’s biggest hit ever but it has a bigger chance now then before.
Remember Me opens with only $8 million but on a $16 million budget I’d say that is enough. Unfortunately this shows that outside of Twilight, Robert Pattinson can’t carry a movie to success on his own.
In sixth place we have the last wide opening movie of the weekend, Our Family Wedding with $7.6 million. This, like all the new releases this weekend, should fade fast out of the top 10 in the following weeks.
In seventh place we have Avatar, a movie that just doesn’t want to die down even in its 13th weekend and now standing at $730.2 million in NA and $2.63 billion worldwide. With the news of a re-release later this year could this movie make it to $3 billion?
Brooklyn’s Finest goes from 2nd place to 8th place with $4.4 million and a total of $21.5 million.
Finally Cop Out and The Crazies finish the top 10 with $4.2 million and $3.6 million for $39.4 million and $33.3 million, both movies probably in their last weekend in the top 10, or at least the last weekend for one of them.
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- Alice in Wonderland (BV) $62,714,074 -46% ($209,339,432)
- Green Zone (Uni.) $14,309,295 NEW (NEW)
- She’s Out of My League (Par.) $9,775,278 NEW (NEW)
- Shutter Island (Par.) $8,144,133 -38.4% ($108,011,645)
- Remember Me (Sum.) $8,089,139 NEW (NEW)
- Our Family Wedding (FoxS) $7,629,862 NEW (NEW)
- Avatar (Fox) $6,526,421 -19.6% ($730,270,443)
- Brooklyn’s Finest (Over.) $4,471,932 -66.5% ($21,533,404)
- Cop Out (WB) $4,268,068 -54.1% ($39,480,734)
- The Crazies (Over.) $3,680,940 -48% ($33,389,308)