In what was another miserable weekend at the box office, Gnomeo and Juliet was again extremely close to winning the weekend. Hall Pass took only $135,244 more and with that the number 1 spot, also Drive Angry bombed hard, a bit more after the break.
Hall Pass grossed $13.5 million and considering that was enough to push it to the top, you don’t need to be an expert to notice we’ve now reached 2 months of absolutely catastrophic box office numbers. Hollywood, seriously, bring some good stuff already.
Gnomeo and Juliet, an ok animated movie that would probably not score half as much during the more busy months, made $13.4 million for a total of $74.9 million in 18 days.
Unknown, not even close to the box office legs of Taken, only made $12.5 million for $42.9 million. But I guess at an average price of $25-30 million a pop, you can’t go wrong with this kind of box office numbers.
I am Number Four was, well, number 4 with $11 million, $38.4 million so far but for this one the budget stands at $60 million so it ain’t looking as good as it did with Unknown. I am Number Four is looking less and less like a series starter. Worldwide it stands at $60.3 million so maybe not all is lost.
Just Go With It finished 5th with $10.5 million and $79.4 million so far.
Out of the top 5, all the way to number 8th, 2011 Best Picture Oscar winner The King’s Speech grossed another $7.3 million (14th week since it came out) for a now new total of $114.9 million and $245.6 million worldwide.
Drive Angry bombed at number 9th with only $5.1 million and I am actually a bit sad because I heard some good things about this flick, particularly in regard to William Fichtner and his part.
For those still keeping tabs on this flick, True Grit, a Best Picture nominee at the Oscars this year, was 10th with $1.9 million and $167.2 million so far.