No real surprises in this weekend’s box office returns, so I’m excited to report that this post is even more boring than usual. Rise of the Planet of the Apes, in its second weekend, dropped 49.8% from its opening (about average for a blockbuster) and narrowly held off The Help in its first weekend for the top spot. If only The Help had gotten Andy Serkis in a motion-capture suit to help animate the overwhelming sense of noblesse oblige, perhaps things would’ve been different. It’s a shame, really. I love it when hot white chicks solve racism. (AH STILL LURVE YOU, EMMA STOANE, YER CHANGIN’ THIS BOY’S LAHFE!)
Elsewhere, 5nal Destination had the distinction of being the first Final Destination sequel to open weaker than its predecessor, a bit of news I like to think of as “holy sh*t, no wonder they keep making these turds.” Meanwhile, Glee: The 3D Concert Movie opened even weaker than The Jonas Brothers 3D Concert Experience, probably on account of being moderately less gay. Glee 3D sold less than half a million tickets, but what do they expect trying to open the same weekend as The Gathering of the Juggalos? That’s probably where all the Glee fans were. I got an invite to a “singalong” showing of this a few weeks ago, and… wow. Just wow. I like music and all, but not nearly enough to want to hear anyone in the world sing along to it at every opportunity. I feel like half of pop culture now is that chick at the bar who won’t stop dancing even when she’s in line for the bathroom. Bitch, cut that sh*t out, we know you’re having fun, stop spilling my drink.
||Studio||Weekend Gross||% Change||Theater Count / Change||Average||Total Gross||Budget*||Week #|
|1||1||Rise of the Planet of the Apes||Fox||$27,500,000||-49.8%||3,691||+43||$7,451||$104,876,000||$93||2|
|3||N||Final Destination 5||WB (NL)||$18,400,000||-||3,155||-||$5,832||$18,400,000||-||1|
|5||N||30 Minutes or Less||Sony||$13,000,000||-||2,888||-||$4,501||$13,000,000||-||1|
|6||3||Cowboys & Aliens||Uni.||$7,613,000||-51.6%||3,310||-444||$2,300||$81,476,000||$163||3|
|7||5||Captain America: The First Avenger||Par.||$7,125,000||-45.3%||2,835||-785||$2,513||$156,885,000||$140||4|
|8||7||Crazy, Stupid, Love.||WB||$6,930,000||-42.3%||2,635||-385||$2,630||$55,402,000||$50||3|
|9||6||Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2||WB||$6,875,000||-44.8%||2,414||-761||$2,848||$356,961,000||-||5|
|11||N||Glee The 3D Concert Movie||Fox||$5,700,000||-||2,040||-||$2,794||$5,700,000||-||1|
[via Box Office Mojo]
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