The Martin Scorsese directed and Leonardo DiCaprio starring flick dropped only 44.8% for $22.6 million and a grand total of $75.5 million so far in NA. With a reported budget of $80 million this is a hit for Paramount Pictures and now I see that changing the release date from October last year to February this year actually helped this movie at the box office. This will probably not finish above The Departed on Scorsese’s biggest hits list but it should still be good for about $120 million by the end of its run in theaters.
Cop Out managed $18.2 million and has become the biggest opener in the career of director Kevin Smith. With a budget of $30 million this should also become a modest hit for Warner Bros.
The Crazies took in a very solid $16 million and I think that in the long run this will pass Cop Out and should finish close to $40-$45 million. It seems this could become Overture’s second biggest hit (Law Abiding Citizen with $73.3 million last year is their biggest hit to date).
Avatar comes down to 4th place once again and is now in its 11th weekend with $13.6 million and yet again the smallest drop in the top 10. The 3D gigantic hit has made $706.5 million in NA (passed $700 million on Saturday) and $2.54 billion worldwide. It also scored another first place internationally for the 11th time.
Percy Jackson is in 5th with $9.5 million while Valentine’s Day in 6th with $9 million.
Dear John and The Wolfman come in at $4.8 million and $4.2 million while Tooth Fairy just doesn’t want to fall out of the top 10 yet, this weekend with $3.4 million.
Finally and probably for the last time in the top 10, we have Crazy Heart. This R-rated drama that is bound to get Jeff Bridges an Oscar at the end of the week made $2.4 million and has now pasted $25 million in ticket sales, all of this on a budget of just $7 million.
March is upon us and next weekend Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland will strike the box office like a thunder and we’ll finally get the first genuine blockbuster of 2010, or so I think. More of that later this week (along with other big hitters of March-April).
|TW||LW||Title (click to view)||Studio||Weekend Gross||% Change||Theater Count / Change||Average||Total Gross||Budget*||Week #|
|5||4||Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief||Fox||$9,583,421||-37.2%||3,302||-94||$2,902||$70,998,280||$95||3|