You sunk my battleship! Sorry I had to say it. Even with a world wide gross of $230 million the board game adaptation struggled to gain any water here in the States. The film opened with a $25.3 million debut. Standing tall a third straight weekend was The Avengers which added another $55 million to it’s total. As of right now the world wide total of $1.18 billion… That’s not that impressive… I’m joking it’s very impressive. When it coms to battleship you have to feel for Taylor Kitsch who seems like a nice guy and a solid actor, yet after John Carter and now this opening, he’s agent is going to have to scramble.
A big surprise is that the new Sacha Baron Cohen film The Dictator could only laugh up about $17.4 million over the weekend. It opened Wednesday so it’s total is $24.4 million. The film wasn’t a bank buster in production but it still must have been surprising to see it open with this much of a whimper.
Dark Shadows also proved it really didn’t have much legs. It added another $12.7 million to its total which now sits at $50.9 million, they’ll have to hope that the holiday weekend will bring in more ticket sales for the film to have a hope for breaking $100 million.
A real big surprise is the film What to Expect When You’re Expecting, which I guess was planning on doing counter programming at the box office, well that didn’t work out very well for them as it only could birth $10.5 million. Now the film might have legs as word of mouth continues but it will be no blockbuster. Now the film The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel only opened in 178 screens but found itself in the top ten with $3.2 million, very impressive.
It’s interesting to see that movie goers are not spreading the love, they are sticking with one block buster(The Avengers). Will see if that changes next week as MIB3 comes out. Now for some reason the hype around that film hasn’t been huge so will see if the boys in black can knock out our band of super heroes.
Here is the list…
1. The Avengers $55 million
2. Battleship $25.3 million
3. The Dictator $17.4 million
4. Dark Shadows $12.7 million
5. What to Expect When You’re Expecting $10.5 million
6. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel $3.2 million
7. The Hunger Games $3 million
8. Think Like a Man $1.7 million
9. The Lucky One $1.7 million
10. The Pirates! Band of Misfits $1.4 million