Not much of a surprise that Super 8 won the weekend. Some might look at the $38 million and think that as a failure, but frankly with no “big actors” and it not being a sequel that number is pretty amazing. The film didn’t really cost a lot so I’m sure when everything is said and done the movie will be at least financially a hit. X-Men: First Class dropped to second with around $25 million and lost almost half of its audience from last weekend. Again that sounds bad but frankly that’s pretty good for a film like this. First Class is only about a million off from breaking the studio favorite $100 million mark. The rest of the list is pretty basic. Hangover 2 passed the $200 million dollar mark and just keeps gulping down cash.
Woody Allen’s film Midnight in Paris is doing very well in a slow limited release. I’m sure the great reviews are helping it. The fourth Pirates film also broke the $200 million dollar mark but is not exactly the block buster people were expecting. Luckily for them though world wide audiences are eating up and the film is on it’s way to a billion dollars. Bridesmaids also continues to make more money and have some decent legs. Kung Fu Panda 2 also continues to make money but has failed to meet some expectations. Still since kids can see movies more than once this film might have legs at least until Cars 2 comes out.
Next week we get Green Lantern and I’m pretty confident that will be the top movie. Will just see how much money it ends up making.
1. Super 8 $38 million
2. X-Men: First Class $25 million
3. The Hangover 2 $18.5 million
4. Kung Fu Panda 2 $16.6 million
5. Pirates 4 $10.8 million
6. Bridesmaids $10.2 million
7. Judy Moody… $6.3 million
8. Midnight in Paris $6.1 million
9. Thor $2.4 million
10. Fast Five $1.7 million