Box Office Roundup: Nov 8th 2010
Published: November 8, 2010 - 8:51am
The final tally of the top five films in theaters this weekend: Megamind, Due Date, For Colored Girls, Red and Saw 3D.
Starring: Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill
After super-villain Megamind (Ferrell) kills his good-guy nemesis, Metro Man (Pitt), he becomes bored since there is no one left to fight. He creates a new foe, Titan (Hill), who, instead of using his powers for good, sets out to destroy the world, positioning Megamind to save the day for the first time in his life.
Opening weekend gross $47.7 million
Average of $12,082 across 3,944 theaters
#2 Due Date
Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Zach Galifianakis, Jaimie Foxx
Peter Highman (Robert Downey Jr.) must get to LA in five days to be at the birth of his firstborn. He is about to fly home from Atlanta when his luggage and wallet are stolen, and he is put on the "no-fly" list. Desperate to get home Peter is forced to accept the offer of Ethan Tremblay (Zach Galifianakis) to hitch a ride with him cross-country. Peter is about to go on a terrifying and agonizing journey of his life.
Opening weekend gross $33.5 million
Average of $9,985 across 3,355 theaters
#3 For Colored Girls
Starring: Kimberly Elise, Loretta Devine, Thandie Newton, Janet Jackson
The movie is based on Ntozake Shange's play "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf." Unlike the original play which featured only 7 women known by colors performing the collection of 20 poems, the movie has given each of the 20 characters names. Each of the poems deal with intense issues that particularly impact women in a thought-provoking commentary on what it means to be a female of color in the world.
Opening weekend gross $20.1 million
Average of $9,450 across 2,127 theaters
Starring: Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich
Based on the cult D.C. Comics graphic novel by Warren Ellis and Cully Hammer, RED is an explosive action-comedy. Frank (Bruce Willis), Joe (Morgan Freeman), Marvin (John Malkovich) and Victoria (Helen Mirren) used to be the CIA's top agents - but the secrets they know just made them the Agency’s top targets. To stop the operation, the team embarks on an impossible, cross-country mission to break into the top-secret CIA headquarters, where they will uncover one of the biggest conspiracies and cover-ups in government history.
Weekend gross $8.9 million / 4th weekend in theaters
Average of $2,743 across 3,229 theaters
-17.44% drop / $71.9 million gross to date
#5 Saw 3D
Starring: Tobin Bell, Costas Mandylor, Cary Elwes, Betsy Russell
As a deadly battle rages over Jigsaw’s brutal legacy, a group of Jigsaw survivors gathers to seek the support of self-help guru and fellow survivor Bobby Dagen, a man whose own dark secrets unleash a new wave of terror...
The tagline for this 3D adventure is 'The Traps Come Alive'
Weekend gross $8.2 million / 2nd weekend in theaters
Average of $2,920 across 2,808 theaters
-66.16% drop / $38.8 million gross to date