This weekend, Gnomeo & Juliet took the top spot at the Box Office, with $14.2 million. The porcelain dwarf animation edged out Hall Pass, which had an early lead on Friday, but a few hundred thousand in sales. Hall Pass, the hilarious new comedy starring Owen Wilson and Jason Sudeikis, opened this weekend with $13.4 million. This was only one of two new movies that came out this weekend and made it into the top 10 list. I definitely recommend it.
The other new movie that opened this weekend was Drive Angry (which I had never heard of), starring Nicolas Cage. The film’s premise: “A vengeful father escapes from hell and chases after the men who killed his daughter and kidnapped his granddaughter.” He escapes from hell? Really? The critics found that the movie lacked focus and was confusing, which combined with very little promotion, left this film with a measly $5.1 million in its opening weekend.
The King’s Speech added another $7.6 million to it’s earnings this weekend, bringing their total to over $114 million. Obviously, there were still people that wanted watch the film before it received a bunch of awards tonight at The Academy Awards.
- Fri, Feb. 25 – Sun, Feb. 27
- 1. Gnomeo and Juliet: $14,213,000 ($75,147,106 total)
- 2. Hall Pass: $13,420,000 (opening)
- 3. Unknown (2011): $12,435,000 ($42,840,168 total)
- 4. Just Go With It: $11,100,000 ($79,354,822 total)
- 5. I Am Number Four: $11,036,000 ($37,743,814 total)
- 6. Justin Bieber: Never Say Never: $9,200,000 ($62,776,491 total)
- 7. The King’s Speech: $7,618,000 ($114,509,271 total)
- 8. Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son: $7,550,000 ($27,574,243 total)
- 9. Drive Angry: $5,100,000 (opening)
- 10. The Roommate: $2,050,000 ($35,927,618 total)