Aliens versus a lizard and the lizard, the lizard will die. Actually no, the lizard did not die, he took the number 1 spot at the international box office last weekend while Battle: Los Angeles was a not so close 2nd on its debut but more about this and the rest after the break.
Rango (the lizard) made $24.1 million last weekend for a new total of $47.2 million and worldwide it stands at $122.3 million on a $135 million budget. After two weekends Rango ain’t looking bad but I was expecting better then just this. It will probably finish around $300+ million worldwide, considering this is a western themed animated movie without 3D in the year 2011, you can guess if $300 million is good or back.
Battle: Los Angeles was rather disappointing in the 32 markets it opened in with just $16.7 million for a worldwide total of $60.6 million (international plus North America) after almost a week.
The King’s Speech is starting to slow down so it made only $13.1 million for a total of $208.2 million and a worldwide of $338.4 million. Next week it will pass $350 million.
Torrente 4 is number 4 and this new Spanish entry in the (it seems) popular Torrente series grossed $11.7 million, $8.7 million out of that coming from Spain.
Black Swan was 5th with $10.6 million and thanks to a worldwide total of $271.6 million it is now the 2nd highest grossing News Corp (Fox) release of 2010 (Avatar was released in 2009 but it made a lot more money in 2010 for News Corp) only behind The Chronicles of Narnia The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, a movie that just passed the $400 million mark last weekend and is now expecting news of a 4th entry getting the green light.
The Adjustment Bureau was 6th with $8.6 million ($23.8 million), The Rite starring Sir. Anthony Hopkins was 7th with $8.3 million ($35.9 million) while I am Number Four was 8th with $7.5 million ($57.3 million). This now has grossed $108.6 million worldwide on a $60 million budget so a sequel is not out of the question but certainly not a priority either for Buena Vista (Disney).
Finishing the top 10 are Unknown at number 9 with $6.5 million ($35.5 million), $94.9 million worldwide (a far cry from Taken that grossed $226.8 million) and at number 10 the ever so stupid Adam Sandler comedy Just Go With It with $6.2 million ($45.6 million for $140.8 million worldwide on a $80 million budget and I can’t stop wondering who exactly payed $80 million for this garbage I ask).