It’s Oscar weekend which usually means a little drag at the box office, that was kind of true this weekend as nothing really impressed. The top dog was Act of Valor, that’s the one with the active Navy Seals in it, the movie shot up enough dough to take the top spot. Making almost $25 million which is pretty impressive. Rumor is the film only cost $12 million but has spent up to almost $80 million in advertising(What!?!? How is that possible?). Still very impressive an action film with an R-rating took the top spot. Maybe the ads did a good enough job to wrap people up in pro-American stuff that people maybe felt that had to see this movie.
Tyler Perry’s “Good Deeds” made a solid $16 million and landed in second place. This is not a place Tyler Perry is used to being, his films usually make it to the top spot and make over $20 million in the first weekend. Sadly though Wanderlust and the new Amanda Seyfried film Gone barely made a dent in the box office. It’s possible those films could gain some legs as the next couple weeks go by.
Mysterious Island 2 has become a surprise hit, landing in the third spot this weekend and adding another $13 million to its total. It’s close to making $80 million domestically and has made an extra $128 million world wide, it’s a hit people! The Rock can not be stopped.
A couple of the nominated films still in theaters got a boost as The Artist and Descendants made some extra cash as the Oscars approached. On top of that The Vow was the first film in 2012 to cross the $100 mark. Safe House is not far behind and should break that mark in a couple of days. Ghost Rider Spirit of Vengeance is dropping like a rock and will have to battle to get to $50 million total. This Means War is amazingly still sticking around after being somewhat ignored because of The Vow. Here is the list…
1. Act of Valor $24.7 million
2. Good Deeds $16 million
3. Journey 2 The Mysterious Island $13.4 million
4. Safe House $11.4 million
5. The Vow $10 million
6. Ghost Rider the Spirit of Vengeance $8.8 million
7. This Means War $8.5 million
8. Wanderlust $6.6 million
9. Gone $5 million
10. The Secret World of Arrietty $4.5 million