- Green Lantern – $53,174,303
- Super 8 – $21,472,020
- Mr. Popper’s Penguins – $18,445,355
- X-Men: First Class – $11,933,524
- The Hangover Part II – $10,071,339
- Kung Fu Panda 2 – $9,027,671
- Bridesmaids – $7,097,735
- Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides – $6,646,249
- Midnight In Paris – $4,884,800
- Judy Moody And The NOT Bummer Summer – $2,103,465
This past weekend’s top spot goes to, Green Lantern, followed by a distant Super 8. Green Lantern drew in a whopping $53.1 million which is a little higher than they were expecting it to once they saw Friday’s numbers. They had it marked at $52.7 million, which is was still a lot lower than they had been hoping it would open at. It opened on 7,200 screens at 3,816 different locations. Take account that the production budget for this film was a reported $200 million.
Green Lantern‘s opening weekend posted itself behind the likes of X-Men: First Class and Thor, who found themselves having better numbers their opening weekend. It had a monster drop of 22 percent from Friday to Saturday sales, which is huge. All in all, this opening was kind of a disappointment. The attendance for the Green Lantern this weekend was even lower than those of Daredevil and Ghost Rider. If you haven’t seen either one of these films make sure to check out our reviews; Green Lantern and Super 8.
Mr. Popper’s Penguins which in its first week slid into the number three spot with $18.4 million. It was on around 4,200 screens at 3,339 different locations. I expect this movie to slide really close to the bottom of the ladder as of next week considering Cars 2 comes out and the families are going to be going to see that instead of Popper’s.
Fortunately, X-Men: First Class is still hanging strong at number four. It dropped 50.5 percent from last week, but it still is showing at 3,375 different locations. It was able to bring in $11.9 million in its third week of being out. It’s slowly limping its way to its budget of $160 million. The total gross so far is $120 million.
The last movie that I’m going to talk about in this list of movies is, The Hangover Part II. You might be asking yourself, what else is there to hear about this franchise. We have already heard of the possible plot for The Hangover 3 and how well its been doing in the box office each week. Well I bring to you the news of The Hangover Part II now the biggest global R-rated comedy. With this weekends take of $10 million it pushes it past the first Hangover movie that was sitting with $468 million worldwide. The sequel has now raked in $489 million.