In what was a rather predictable weekend, Megamind finished in 1st place for a second time with little competition from the newcomers. This weekend was down from the previous by 21.8% but things are sure to rebound very soon with the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1.
Megamind snatched $29.1 million for 1st place and it was also the best holdover of the weekend with a 36.7% drop from its opening. So far the latest work from DreamWorks Animation has totaled $91.2 million in 12 days.
Unstoppable was 2nd with $22.6 million, exactly on track with expectations. Word of mouth is very good with this one so expect nice holds, who knows, with a bit of luck it could even become the first Tony Scott – Denzel Washington collaboration to hit the $100 million milestone.
Due Date took 3rd with a not so great but still decent enough 52.8% hold that lead to $15.4 million and $61.3 million in 12 days. By comparison The Hangover was at $115.8 million after 12 days. It looks like Due Date will have a hard time getting to $100 million, let alone the $277 million that The Hangover made just little over 1 year ago. Oh well, Todd Phillips has The Hangover 2 due for next summer so nobody is going to cry for him, some you win, some you lose.
Skyline did not managed to gross as much as I initially thought it would so instead of 3rd place it only took 4th with $11.6 million. If you look at the trailers for this, it might look like a huge disappointment at first glance, some would even call it a bomb, but make no mistake, Skyline is far from those considering it only cost $10 million to make. Yeah, you heard that right, Skyline was very cheap.
In 5th place Morning Glory didn’t manage to make people interested in it enough to pay for tickets. Only $9.2 million over the weekend for the $40 million Paramount comedy starring Harrison Ford among others.
Finally I have to give it up for my movie (not really mine) Red, it just crossed $80 million on Tuesday and has made over $120 million worldwide so far on a $58 million budget. It is bound to make at least close to $200 million when all is said and done, so how about some plans for a sequel, aye Summit?