- Super 8 – $37,000,000
- X-Men: First Class – $25,000,000
- The Hangover Part II – $18,500,000
- Kung Fu Panda 2 – $16,635,000
- Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides – $10,846,000
- Bridesmaids – $10,154,000
- Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer – $ 6,267,000
- Midnight in Paris – $6,146,000
- Thor – $2,370,000
- Fast Five – $1,714,000
Well there we have it, Super 8 opened in the top spot. This isn’t too much of a surprised if you saw the numbers for Friday’s Launch that we posted earlier. Personally I was hoping that X-Men: First Class would hold onto the top spot for the second week in a row but unfortunately it didn’t. Super 8‘s total includes the $1 million from Thursday’s twitter sneaks. According to some polls Paramount was expecting Super 8 to rack in $25-30 million in its weekend debut. By no means does this mean it was a huge success, the reason they were expecting that much was because the polls were showing a soft acceptance for the movie in theaters. The movie didn’t do terrible, but it didn’t necessarily hit it out of the park. I unfortunately haven’t been able to see this movie quite yet but I’ve heard a lot of mixed reviews. From what I understand it is lacking in quite a few different areas that it shouldn’t be lacking in.
I’m really glad to see X-Men: First Class is still hanging in there strong. It did take a big hit though. It did drop by 54.6% compared to opening weekend but then again it seems like that is starting to be the common occurrence these days. Since it brought in $25 million that brings it total gross up to $98.8 million on a budget of $160 million. Slowly X-Men: First Class is going reach that budget but in how many weeks?
The Hangover Part II is still up there, unfortunately. It brought in $18.5 million this week bringing it’s total gross (domestically) to a whopping $216 million. That is awesome considering the fact that this movie was a complete copy of the original. The budget for this film was $80 million. On the international market The Hangover Part II has brought in roughly the same amount, $214 million. What does this mean? Get ready for The Hangover 3.
The big shocker of all the movies in this top 10 is Bridesmaids. It’s in its fifth week out and yet it’s still bringing in the money. On a budget of $32.5 million Bridesmaids has brought in a total of $123 million domestically. Compared to some of the movies that are out there right now this one is doing great in keeping up with them. The real question is; how is it going to handle the next couple of weeks with the likes of Green Lantern, Cars 2 and Transformers: Dark of the Moon.