Here is the Top 10 Box Office List for the weekend of June 17th – 19th.
- Green Lantern
- Super 8
- Mr. Poppers Penguins
- X-Men: First Class
- The Hangover Part II
- Kung Fu Panda 2
- Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
- Midnight in Paris
- Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer
Movie goers have spoken to the tune of $52.6M for Green Lantern. It knocked last weeks number one down a notch with a per theatre average of $13,806. There has only been a handful of movies that have had a better opening weekend so far this year so this is some good news for Hollywood. Unfortunately, sitting atop the list is going to be short lived as next weekends big movie release is expected to dominate ticket sales for the foreseeable future.
Dropping one spot to number two is Super 8. With another good weekend, taking in an additional $21.2M, Super 8 is still drawing decent crowds. The per theatre average of $6,235 is not bad for a second weekend but the number of new releases coming up are going to push this even further down the list in the coming weeks. However, a good movie like this will clean up in second run theatres. This is the kind of movie you want to see twice and with current ticket prices, second run theatres are perfect for multiple viewings.
The other major release this weekend, Mr. Poppers Penguins,came in at number three right where I said it would. Taking in a healthy $18.2M with a per theatre average of $5,450, this will also fall victim to the overwhelming number of blockbuster new releases coming this summer. Unfortunately, they start next weekend so this will only move down the list.
Falling two to number four this weekend is X-Men: First Class. With a weekend of $11.5M and a per theatre average of $3,407, thing are not looking good for this film. While the total is just shy of $120M, it won’t be too much longer before this hits your local retailer’s shelves. I give it four more weeks on the list, tops.
Also dropping two is the comedy smash The Hangover Part II. At number five, it took in an additional $9.6M and averaged $2,784 per theatre. Those numbers are typical of a movie on its way out but as it heads to second run land, it should add nicely to it’s already healthy totals. While it has fared better in it’s first 25 days of release, $232M, this summers schedule is going to reduce the number of theatres showing this one. Three weeks and this one will be pushed off the list.
Kung Fu Panda 2 dropped two to number six. Adding $8.7M with a per theatre average of $2,507 brings the total to $143.3M. The first Kung Fu Panda made $215M domestically and with the slate of releases in the next few weeks, this one may not make it that high. Although DVD sales will no doubt be brisk as most kids that have part one will want part two. Bridesmaids moves down just one to number seven continuing to hang on as it still draws sizable crowds in second run theatres. This weekend it brought in another $7.4M with an impressive per theatre average of $2,910. The total is almost $137M and it would do better on the list if it was in more theatres. This movie will do very well in rentals and sales.
Down three to number eight is Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. Taking in $6.2M and a per theatre average of $2,274, that is off considerably from the previous incarnations. Interest is falling off rapidly and it may not fare as well as it moves to second run theatres but fans of the series may bring a little boost to revenue when it ends up on store shelves. Midnight in Paris falls one to number nine but still manages to average an impressive $5,045 per theatre. This weeks $5.2M brings the domestic total to $21.7M and the worldwide gross to over $42M. The film is still adding theatres, although at a slower pace, so it may be able to hang on another week or two but second run theatres are on the horizon and the films popularity should add to those totals nicely.
At the bottom of the list, falling three is Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer. This movie will not survive the cut next weekend so look for it in your local discount theatre. The per theatre average was a dismal $887. It took in $2.2M simply because it was still in a number of theatres. I can guarantee the theatre owners won’t be letting this bet ride. With a total of $11.2M, this will be in rentals in no time.
Next week we have another sequel that figures to dominate the box office and a Bad Teacher. Stop back Tuesday to see the trailers.