1. Puss in Boots – $33,054,644
2. Tower Heist – $24,025,190
3. A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas – $12,954,142
4. Paranormal Activity 3 – $8,333,691
5. In Time – $7,481,592
6. Footloose (2011) – $4,470,135
7. Real Steel – $3,436,086
8. The Rum Diary – $2,920,481
9. The Ides of March – $1,938,197
10. Moneyball – $1,786,441
Holding onto the number one spot Puss in Boots dipped a small 3 percent to $33.06 million for the weekend, which is one of the smallest non-Holiday drops ever. I’m not too surprised since Halloween horror is pretty much all said and done and kids just can’t get enough of a furry cat with leather boots.
Tower Heist did the best of the new releases, coming in at number two with $24 million. It’s not the strongest opening for Ben Stiller or Eddie Murphy, but it’s not horrible. The budget is rumored to be $75 million, which looks like a long shot at this point. It might limp to that if it’s lucky, but I see it falling quickly if it doesn’t find an audience. The film wasn’t half bad. It’s not the greatest film by any means, but it’s not a complete waste. Check out my review here.
Coming in at number three is A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas. It opened with $12.9 million, which is off from Guantanamo Bay‘s $14.9 million, even including the 3D inflation, which accounted for 95 percent of ticket sales. The film was fun as hell and it was made relatively cheap, so I don’t see it having any problems making a profit. It’s also Christmas themed, so it will probably stick around for a while. The only problem I see it facing is 3D screens. How long can it hold onto those?
Paranormal Activity 3 fell 54 percent to number four with $8.3 million. The film has already made $95.1 million domestically so expect a shit ton of equally horrible sequels.
In Time doesn’t look like it has much time left at the box office, dropping to number five with $7.4 million. The film has only made $23 million dollars so far and it’s almost out of the top five. I’d call it a massive misfire on Fox’s part. The film actually sucked, so I’m not too surprised people aren’t showing up for it. Check out my review here.
Footloose, Real Steel, The Ides of March and Moneyball are all holding on for some last minute pennies while The Rum Diary has already fallen to number eight. That brings it to $10.4 million dollars total, making it the lowest-grossing Johnny Depp movie to open on over 2,000 screens since 1999. I bet Depp will be drinking some rum, hoping to forget this failed movie!