Well, Captain America is off to a great start! With the estimated total for the weekend at $65.8 million, it is now the most successful superhero movie of the summer, beating Thor‘s $65.7 million debut record. Other superhero films have included X-Men: First Class at $55.1 million, while Green Lantern brought in $53.2 million. The film, starring the sexy Chris Evans, had a production budget of $140 million…so they’re well on their way to paying off their debt.
Also opening this weekend was Friends With Benefits, starring Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis. Although not a blockbuster film, the film still did quite well, bringing in $18.5 million this weekend, which is the third spot. Back in January, fellow “friends with benefits” sex comedy “No Strings Attached” (obviously a comparable film) did have a stronger opening weekend that this one when it first hit theatres. I think there’s just so many good movies to choose from right now, making for a lot of competition! Sidenote: Speaking of JT, It’s recently been announced that Justin Timberlake is going to go on tour next year! Can’t wait to hear some of his new stuff.
Top Films (Wide Releases – 1000+ Theatres)
- 1. Captain America: The First Avenger: $65,827,000 (opening)
- 2. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II: $48,065,000 ($274,182,069 total)
- 3. Friends With Benefits: $18,500,000 (opening)
- 4. Transformers: Dark of the Moon: $12,000,000 ($325,789,450 total)
- 5. Horrible Bosses: $11,720,000 ($82,402,384 total)
- 6. Zookeeper: $8,700,000 ($59,204,200 total)
- 7. Cars 2: $5,726,000 ($176,445,438 total)
- 8. Winnie the Pooh: $5,141,000 ($17,573,251 total)
- 9. Bad Teacher: $2,600,000 ($94,354,763 total)
Did you see any of these films this weekend? If so, tell us what you thought!