We now know the Twi-hards will follow Kristen Stewart pretty much anywhere as Snow White and the Huntsman opened with a much bigger than expected. It brought in $56 million this weekend (which was bigger than the Men in Black III opening), and surprised, well, everyone. This was noteworthy as it did not have inflated ticket prices due to 3D like both Men in Black III, and being that the reviews have not been that great - so the Twilight fans may be the only answer. On the other end of the spectrum, Piranha 3DD was a total bust. It brought in only $179,000 and was beaten by Hysteria (the movie about the first vibrator). Wow, and thank you for not buying into awfulness, America. Moonrise Kingdom is still performing extremely well in the specialty market as it averaged just over $53k per theater and expanded to 16 theaters. If you have any taste or fondness for Wes Anderson films…go see it…go see it now. It was precious and adorable, and was a movie that made me smile and happy. I'm not sure if I can say it was as good as Bottle Rocket or Rushmore, but it was definitely one my favorite films of his since those two.
|1. Snow White & the Huntsman|
$56.3 million / New / $95.6m Total Worldwide
The fact that this made a lot of money kind of makes me want to see it? Then again, I kind of don't.
|2. Men in Black III|
$29.3 million / $112.m Total Domestic / $386.9 Total Worldwide
Week 2 decreased by about 50%, and I suspect this will drop even more when Prometheus enters the game this week.
|3. The Avengers|
$20.3 million / $553m Total Domestic / $1.4b Total Worldwide
Surpassed The Dark Knight and is now the third highest grossing film domestically and third highest grossing film internationally passing Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows Part 2. Will it ever stop breaking records?
$4.8 million / $55.1 Total Domestic / $290.1m Total Worldwide
A film so bad Universal paid Hasbro $10 million to not have to make any more movies based on toys.
|5. The Dictator|
$4.8 million / $51m Total Domestic / $111.4m Total Worldwide
It has made its budget back…that is good, right?
|6. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel|
$4.6 million / $25.5m Total Domestic / $106.8m Total Worldwide
Moved up from the number 8 to number 6 slot and this British indie keeps on going...
|7. What to Expect When You're Expecting|
What to Expect $4.4 million / $30.7m Total Domestic / $40.6m Total Worldwide
Who is going to see this to put it in the top 10 at all? I'm confused.
|8. Dark Shadows|
$3.8 million / $70.8m Total Domestic / $191m Total Worldwide
It has made quite a bit of money worldwide, but domestic audiences are saying, no thank you, Mr. Burton.
|9. Chernobyl Diaries|
$3 million / $14.4m Total Domestic
Ticket sales fell a whopping 61% this week. I'll let that speak for itself.
|10. For Greater Glory|
$ 1.8 million / New / $5m Total Worldwide
The only other weekend release to make it in to the top 10, which was surprising as I thought David Hasselhoff and flesh eating Piranhas would for sure beat a little known Andy Garcia war movie. Happy to have been wrong about this one.