After a weekend like this one, it goes to show that American audiences are still very much into the combat of war, soldiers in action lifestyle, as the real life battle movie Act of Valor made it to the #1 spot with $24 Million for the weekend.
With a production budget of only $12 Million, this is pretty impressive. Also impressive, the fact that Valor managed to nearly double Tyler Perry’s new film Good Deeds, which normally pull in pretty big numbers. Deeds only managed to make $16 Million for the weekend.
Also hitting this weekend, David Wain and Ken Marino’s comedy follow-up to Role Models, Wanderlust, had a pretty lame opening weekend with only $6.6 Million in over 2,000 screens. Is it the Jennifer Aniston curse? Maybe.
Finally, Gone, the crime thriller starring Amy Seyfried managed to bring in just under Wanderlust’s lackluster domestic gross, with and estimated $5 Million for the weekend.
Next weekend, we can expect to see some more families hitting the theaters as Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax hits over 3,500 screens. Teens and up will likely see Warner’s newest attempt to claim the Hangover demographics with Project X.