Cars 2 Races Into First Place
Despite receiving the worst reviews for a Pixar movie yet, Cars 2 earned an estimated $68 million in first place domestically at the weekend box office. The sequel opened in 4,115 theaters and averaged $16,525 per location. The original Cars debuted to $60.1 million in 2006. Internationally, Cars 2 collected $42.9 million in 18 markets to have a worldwide total of $110.9 million so far.
Columbia Pictures’ Bad Teacher, starring Cameron Diaz and Justin Timberlake, opened in second place with a strong $31 million in 3,049 North American theaters, averaging $10,167 per site. The R-rated comedy also made $12.9 million overseas in 10 countries.
Last week’s champ, Warner Bros.’ Green Lantern suffered a 65.5% drop in ticket sales and was bumped to third with $18.4 million. The comic book adaptation, budgeted at $200 million and starring Ryan Reynolds, has earned $89.3 million after two weeks.
Mr. Popper’s Penguins rounded out the top five with $10.3 million. The Jim Carrey family comedy, released by Fox, has earned $39.4 million and was budgeted at $55 million.
Fox’s X-Men: First Class took sixth with $6.6 million and has earned $132.8 million domestically after four weeks. The comic book adaptation cost $160 million to produce.
In seventh place, The Hangover Part II added $5.9 million for a total of $243.9 million after five weeks, while Bridesmaids received another $5.4 million to take its seven-week total to $147 million. In the ninth spot, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides brought in $4.7 million and has earned $229.1 million after six weeks.
Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris was in tenth place with $4.5 million from 951 theaters. The romantic comedy is up to $28.6 million after six weeks in theaters.
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