UPDATE: Well, it looks like the final numbers are in and there is a clear, albeit close, winner. End of Watch has taken the weekend with $13.152 million. Not bad for flick that only cost $7 million. House at the End of the Street comes in at number two with $13 million, and Trouble With the Curve stays in third with an actual weekend gross of $12.1 million.
And now back to our original post, some of which is now moot…
Why didn’t anyone go see Dredd 3D this weekend? I’m sure a lot of LR’s readers did. Like us you’re movie geeks and know a good comic book flick when you see one. However, considering it only opened to $6.3 million a lot of people skipped it, and that’s a damn shame. I went to see it and loved it. It’s dark, gritty and extremely violent. Karl Urban erases every memory of Sylvester Stallone.
Okay, I’m done. Let’s get to the top five.
The number one movie at the box office was…
Here’s the thing, both End of Watch and House at the End of the Street are claiming the top spot with $13 million. We all know the chances of both movies having the exact same gross are pretty slim, so we’ll have to wait until actuals come out today before we can say which film has the rightful claim to number one.
In the third spot this week was Trouble With the Curve. The Clint Eastwood vehicle grossed $12.7 million dollars. That’s no great number for Eastwood, but his movies usually hold their own at the box office. You see, the older crowd Eastwood attracts doesn’t feel the need to run out and see his films on opening weekend.
Finding Nemo 3D took number four this weekend with $9.4 million. That’s a 43.4% drop from last week. The Pixar rerelease has banked $29.9 million so far.
And finally at number five is last week’s number one, Resident Evil: Retribution. The fifth flick in Milla Jovovich’s franchise scored $6.7 million dollars in it’s second weekend of release for a rather hefty drop of 68.2%. It’s total gross is now $33.4 million.
Have a look at the chart below for the rest of the top ten and be sure to check back for an update on which film was actually number one.
|1.||End of Watch||$13.152 million|
|2.||House at the End of the Street||$13 million|
|3.||Trouble With the Curve||$12.1 million|
|4.||Finding Nemo 3D||$9.4 million|
|5.||Resident Evil: Retribution||$6.7 million|
|6.||Dredd 3D||$6.3 million|
|7.||The Master||$5 million|
|8.||The Possession||$2.6 million|
SOURCE: Box Office Mojo