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Returns dropped off this week overall, but the top five spots played host to three new films and two returning favorites. Limitless debuted at #1, bringing in $19 million; no candle to Battle: Los Angeles' last weekend gross, but not a bad start for the reportedly budgeted $27 million thriller in which Bradley Cooper plays a man obsessed with a drug that brings him all the success he...Read More
If you were looking for action, quirkiness, or romance, you just might have gone to see at least one the top three films this week. Battle: Los Angeles easily held the top spot, beating out last week's winner by a solid $13 million margin. The alien action spectacle made $36 million, over half of its cost to make, in its debut weekend. Rango didn't come close, but at...Read More
It was the battle of the beautiful, the ugly, and the … somewhat odd looking for the top spots this weekend, and leave it Gore Verbinski to bring the tale of a chameleon in way over his bug-eyed head to land solidly in the top spot. Rango bested all in its debut with $38 million to land in 1st. In a distant 2nd (but a not too shabby...Read More
Its weekly take might not be the highest it's had since its debut, but the tale of romance between lawn ornaments finally took the top spot at the box office this past weekend. Gnomeo & Juliet made $14.2 million, staking the #1 claim above the Farrelly Brothers' new film Hall Pass. The R-rated comedy made $13.4 million and finished in second place in its debut weekend. Unknown dropped...Read More
Liam Neeson doesn't need to keep shouting for everyone to know what movie he's in: Unknown debuted in the top spot with $21.7 million this weekend. Meanwhile, the sci-fi/romance/action film I Am Number Four made it to 2nd with $19.5 million, narrowly beating out the animated Gnomeo & Juliet. The 3-D family film earned $19.4 million, and remains in 3rd place for the second week in a row....Read More
Well, the top four films this week actually belong to new releases, but with a nearly $17 million gap between the 3rd and 4th spot, it's safe to say the Top 3 did very well for themselves indeed. Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston took the lead at the box office with Just Go with It, the romantic comedy taking in $31 million this weekend. Not far behind is...Read More
Apparently, it's not only January releases that find themselves the target of critics … the two top films of the weekend were both new releases on Friday (in February), and critics and audiences alike aren't finding much to like about them. The Roommate opened in 1st with $15.6 million, the teen-aimed thriller drawing in both money and the ire of the reviewers. And despite James Cameron's name attached...Read More
Sometimes, what's poorly reviewed isn't what's popular. All three movies in the top spots this week found themselves receiving aggregate middling to poor reviews, but that hasn't stop audiences from making them a bit of money. Ivan Reitman's romantic comedy No Strings Attached came in 1st with $20.3 million, the only newcomer to the Top 10 list this week, beating out The Green Hornet, which made $18.1 million...Read More
Michel Gondry and Seth Rogen might have only scored so-so with the critics, but it didn't stop audiences from turning out to see The Green Hornet this weekend. With $34 million, the new release displaced last week's top spot, True Grit, landing itself solidly in 1st place. Trailing in second with half that amount, The Dilemma, the Ron Howard comedy about lies and infidelity, made $17.4 million. Grit...Read More