'Alice' Is Gold, 'Wimpy' Debuts Bold, 'Bounty' In Place, 'Twilight' Stars Not On Pace, & Jude Doesn't Give Enough Good Face
Looks like the kids pulled through for the likes of Alice In Wonderland & Diary of a Wimpy Kid. The 3D phenomenon and debut of the wimp surpassed big names and even solo Twilight-ers this weekend at the box office.
It's safe to say that Edward Cullen & Bella Swan are capable of successful flicks when together. When riding solo as Robert Pattinson and Kristen stewart...the magic fades.
Johnny Depp's Alice stayed put at the top position for its third week in a row, upping its domestic total to an outstanding $265.8 million. Diary of a Wimpy Kid, a middle-school comedy, followed behind blowing past the competition and expectations taking in a total of $21.8 million.
Making her way back to the movie screen was Miss Jennifer Aniston and her long awaited comedy The Bounty Hunter, also starring Gerard Butler. The comedy is on pace and did as expected, taking in $21 million its first opening weekend. All they need now is $19 million more to meet its $50 million production.
As for the downers, Kristen Stewart's The Runaways failed to impress. The rock biopic, based on the popular all teen girl band from the 70s, took in $803,629 at 244 theaters---making that a $3,294 screen average. Lower than what her apparent real life beau and on screen love, Robert Pattinson, debuted with his flick Remember Me last weekend.
Speaking of Remember Me, many forgot about it this weekend. The flick slid down to 10th place, with only $3.3 million made. Currently, it stands at $13.9 million overall domestically, a mere $2.1 million away from meeting its production cost.
And a word to Jude Law: you should consider learning how to become a great father because your $30 million Repo Men flick may have just brought your career down a notch. The organ based thriller grossed just $6.2 million.
Here's how it all turned out:
1.Alice in Wonderland, $34.5 million
2.Diary of a Wimpy Kid, $21.8 million
3.The Bounty Hunter, $21 million
4.Repo Men, $6.2 million
5.She's Out of My League, $6 million
6.Green Zone, $5.96 million
7.Shutter Island, $4.8 million
8.Avatar, $4 million
9.Our Family Wedding, $3.8 million
10.Remember Me, $3.3 million