In a weekend where all the focus was on Magic Mike, Universal Pictures’ Ted set a new record for a non-sequel, R-Rated comedy opening, grossing $54.1 Million to top this weekend’s box office. The Seth McFarlane comedy, starring Mark Wahlberg, beat 2009′s The Hangover, which held the record with $45 Million.
Magic Mike also far surpassed expectations, grossing $39.2 Million off of a very good weekend for the domestic box office, which grossed 165.5 weekend prior to some of the big hitters coming to the cinema starting next week. Last week’s champ, Brave, finished in third with $34 Million.
- 1. Ted $54,107,495
- 2. Magic Mike $39,155,000
- 3. Brave $34,011,000
- 4. Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Witness Protection $26,350,000
- 5. Madagascar 3 $11,815,000
- 6. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter $6,000,000
- 7. Prometheus $4,925,000
- 8. Moonrise Kingdom $4,872,878
- 9. Snow White and The Huntsman $4,405,245
- 10. People Like Us $4,306,000
Bryan’s analysis after the break.
Another week and another period of stagnant and stubborn rule atop the box office for The Hunger Games. The box office’s champ for the fourth consecutive week brought in $21.5 million to bring its total up to $337.1 Million. The Hunger Games becomes the first film since Avatar to rule the box office for four consecutive weeks.
Coming in second was the first of the plethora of new releases, as The Three Stooges brought in $21.5 million during its first three days in theaters. The Farrelly Brothers’ take on the age-old comedic trio did a good job bringing in the younger crowd with its PG rating, likely sapping 40-50 percent of the younger crowd that had seen The Hunger Games during its run. Cabin in the Woods was the top R-Rated release, drawing $14.9 Million over the weekend. The thriller directed by Drew Goddard opened to rave reviews, but was unable to bring the numbers expected to take away the weekend crowd. Lockout, the action-thriller starring Guy Pearce, finished in ninth with a meager $6.3 million.
Update #2: After Week #3, featuring a week in which THG raked in an additional $33.1 Million, the movie stands at $302 Million. At this point, fans of legitimate film can rejoice, The Hunger Games has now out-grossed ALL FOUR of the Twilight saga films, as the highest grossing Twilight film was Eclipse, which made just over $300 Million.
Update: On its first day in the box office, The Hunger Games took in $68.2 Million, including $19.7 Million during midnight showings. The midnight showings gross is the highest for a non-sequel movie ever, while the opening day profits rank fifth all time. It is no long shot that The Hunger Games could gross upwards of $120-$150 Million by the end of the weekend. Once the official numbers are up, we will post and let you know where The Hunger Games stands with all-time grossing weekends.
Monty here. Expect our review for The Hunger Games to be up tomorrow, but for right now an important question has to be asked; is it possible and feasible for a film hitting the silver screen in late March to get a massive hunk out of the Box Office? Even better, can a film in 2D over-gross every 3D film so far this year? If you understand the anatomy of complete fan addicts, its easy to see that The Hunger Games is going to be big and its going to stick around for a while.
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides opened to a lackluster box office draw, falling short of expectations on its first weekend. However, several realeases managed to keep pace, resulting in a good overall weekend for the box office.
Here are the numbers from the weekend, with the crew’s take after the break:
1.) Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides - $90.1 Million
2.) Bridesmaids – $21.1 Million
3.) Thor – $15.5 Million
4.) Fast Five – $10.6 Million
5.) Rio – $4.7 Million
6.) Priest – $4.6 Million
7.)Jumping the Broom – $3.7 Million
8.) Something Borrowed – $3.4 Million
9.) Water for Elephants – $2.2 Million
10.) Madea’s Big Happy Family – $1.0 Million
Another week, another big gain for Thor. Here is how the top ten fell this past weekend. Hit the break for the crew’s take.
Box Office: May 13-May 15
1.) Thor – $34.7 Million
2.) Bridesmaids – $26.2 Million
3.) Fast Five – $20.4 Million
4.) Priest – $14.9 Million
5.) Rio – $8.3 Million
6.) Jumping the Broom – $7.1 Million
7.) Something Borrowed – $8.9 Million
8.) Water for Elephants – $4.2 Million
9.) Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Big Happy Family - $2.2 Million
10.) Soul Surfer – $1.8 Million
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