Weekend Box Office: Greed Still Good, Owls OK, Forget About You Again
By Chris Kavan - 09/26/10 at 10:24 PM CT
Looks like audiences are still in the mood for some financial drama, as Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps opened at #1 with $19 million. As it was aimed squarely at an adult crowd, the film opened well, though it's hard to say if it can be considered a win considering all the marketing and the sheer number of screen it opened on.
The animated Owls of Ga'Hoole was #2 with $16.3, which sounds good but fully 72% of the gross was from 3D and compared to other such films (Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Despicable Me and How to Train Your Dragon) it was an underwhelming performance.
The other new wide-release, You Again, opened in 5th with $8.3 million. Even Betty White couldn't save the film, though at a modest $20 million budget, it should break about even when everything is done.
The Town and Easy A at 3rd and 4th held up reasonably well, dropping 33% and 40% respectively. The Town should break $50 million easily as it currently stands at $49.1 million. Resident Evil: Afterlife broke $52 million to become the highest grossing film in the series. Inception may also be enjoying its last week in the top 10 as it clings to 10th place with $1.2 million.
Next week will see the opening of David Fincher's "Facebook Movie" The Social Network along with the horror Let Me In, which if it can channel the same spirit of Let the Right One In, should be a good film.