Another week, another leader, after three consecutive weekends Alice in Wonderland found its match, well sort of.
How to Train Your Dragon opened to a respectable $43.7 million and among Dragon themed movies this is king. Unfortunately compared to something like Monsters vs Aliens (another DreamWorks Animation movie) that opened on the same date one year ago to $59.3 million, this doesn’t look that impressive. It had more 3D screens and even higher priced tickets so ultimate it looks like audiences just weren’t that attracted by the premise of the movie in the first place.
Alice in Wonderland managed to score a higher then expected $17.7 million even after loosing a big portion of its 3D screens. Now this flick stands at $293.5 million in North America and a total of $658.5 million worldwide. Someone important at Disney must be hosting a very expensive party right now.
Hot Tub Machine opened on the low end of expectations with $14 million. But if audience embrace it then it might have long legs at the box office and go on to gross North of $50 million.
The Bounty Hunter proves to be a favorite among audiences, starting $2 million slower then Diary of a Wimpy Kid, it now stands at $38.4 million in total compared to $35.8 million. The Gerard Butler and Jeniffer Aniston flick generated $12 million this weekend in third place while Diary of a Wimpy Kid made a more modest but still impressive $10.1 million.
And now we go really down for the rest of the top 10, She’s Out of My League, $3.5 million, good drop, modest hit, $25.5 million so far on a $20 million budget. Green Zone, $3.3 million, $100 million budget and only $30.4 million ($59.6 million worldwide).
Shutter Island continues an impressive run with $3.1 million now at number 8th and at $120 million is getting ever so close to Scorsese’s highest grossing movie, The Departed with $130 million. I still have my doubts that it will manage to surpass that one, regardless it’s a hit for Paramount and another successful collaboration between Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese.
And finally Repo Man and Our Family Wedding in 9th and 10th place. Repo Man even with a modest $32 million budget is turning into a failure, $3 million this weekend and only $11.3 million so far. The other one did $2.3 million and $16.9 million so far.
Am I missing something? Wait a minute, where is Avatar? Oh yeah, after 15 weeks that gigantic box office monster finally decided to leave the top 10, damn, now that’s what I call a box office run, $740.4 million in North America and another $1.94 billion in the rest of the world for a worldwide total of $2.68 billion, that’s exactly what the Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy managed to make in total (unadjusted for inflation).
- How to Train Your Dragon $43.7M (NEW)
- Alice in Wonderland $17.7M ($293.5M)
- Hot Tub Time Machine $14M (NEW)
- The Bounty Hunter $12M ($38.4M)
- Diary of a Wimpy Kid $10.1M ($35.8M)
- She’s Out of My League $3.5M ($25.5M)
- Green Zone $3.3M ($30.4M)
- Shutter Island $3.1M ($120.6M)
- Repo Man $3M ($11.3M)
- Our Family Wedding $2.3M ($16.9M)