It was surprising to find out that Unstoppable was indeed stoppable at the box office over the weekend. The movie did extraordinarily well with critics and audiences alike, so its modest (but solid) take of $23.5 Million was a bit of a head scratcher. The Denzel Washington/Chris Pine action thriller is the fifth collaboration between director Tony Scott and actor Denzel Washington.
Megamind was the big winner of the weekend once again, adding another $30 Million to its two week total for a cumulative take of $89.8 M. It dropped about 35% from its opening weekend, which is typical. Megamind and Unstoppable both had per screen averages of around $7,000, which were the best of the top five this weekend.
The road comedy Due Date came in at third place with $15 Million. Despite taking a 52% tumble from last weekend, the film is poised to break even with its budget. It has made $59 Million in two weeks, and its budget was $65 Million.
Skyline wasn’t screened for critics, and it has received some of the most scathing reviews of the year, but it still was able to scrape up $11.6 Million, good enough to place in fourth.
That’s a bit of a slap in the face to Morning Glory, a movie that starred Harrison Ford, Diane Keaton, and Rachel McAdams. The film placed fifth for the weekend, just shy of $10 million with $9.6 million. Since it opened on Wednesday, its total is now $12M.
Notable news outside of the top five:
Tyler Perry’s For Colored Girls dropped over 65% from its opening weekend.
Paranormal Activity 2 passed $80M, and Red is poised to do so.
127 Hours played on 22 screens and had a stellar $20,500 per/screen total.
Tiny Furniture only played on one screen, and had a $22,000 per/screen total.
Next week Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 opens.