This weekend, ‘Immortals‘ opened in theatres and took the top spot with $32,000,000. The (shirtless) film tells the story of a mortal man (Henry Cavill) who is chosen by Zeus to lead the fight against the ruthless King Hyperion (Mickey Rourke). Although it did well, it declined from Friday to Saturday, which isn’t always a good sign. I still wouldn’t mind seeing it: A cool movie with a bag of popcorn… and a side of eye candy? Count me in!
Also opening this weekend was ‘Jack and Jill‘, starring Adam Sandler… and Adam Sandler. You wouldn’t have caught me at the theatre watching this comedy (where Sandler plays the male and female lead characters) unless it was my job (which it sometimes is). Alas, it did take the number two spot this weekend with an impressive $26 million. This is a solid start for the film, despite the fact that critics have called this move a “drag,” for many reasons.
The highly anticipated biopic of J. Edgar brought in $11.5 million it this, it’s opening weekend. Dan raved about the movie when he saw the prescreen last week, saying that it was a “piece of cinematic brilliance” and that with all the Hollywood heavy-hitters in the film, there would definitely be Oscar buzz. The box office is reporting that 60% of the audience was over 50 and the word of mouth is mixed at best.
How did the rest of the films fare? Which film crossed the $100 million mark this weekend? Find out below.