New York (ANI): Megamind has topped this weekend"s box office, leading the way with an estimated 30.1 million dollars, and upping its overall take to 90 million dollars. Morning Glory, the pedigreed TV news comedy with Rachel McAdams, Harrison Ford and Diane Keaton, bowed in fifth place, with under 10 million dollars.
Since opening on Wednesday, the movie has grossed 12.2 million dollars, a start that'll probably doom it to ending up on the wrong side of its modest 40million-dollar budget. Skyline's debut wasn't much bigger than Morning Glory's, and yet it was a whole lot more successful, reports E!Online.
The no-star alien-invasion flick came away with 11.7 million dollars, leaving the film already on the right side of its Hollywood-cheap 10 million-dollar budget. Denzel Washington's Unstoppable did what Denzel Washington runaway-train movies, a la 'The Taking of Pelham 1-2-3", do: about 23 million dollar.
Among the holdovers, James Franco's 127 Hours had a fantastic second weekend, Robert Downey Jr.'s Due Date had a nice one, and Tyler Perry's For Colored Girls had a nosedive-y one. Overall, it was not a weekend of holiday cheer for Hollywood. Ticket sales were down 20 percent from last weekend, and about 12 percent from last year, when 2012 saved the day, so to speak.
Here's a complete look at the weekend's top-grossing films, compiled by Exhibitor Relations:
1. Megamind, 30.1 million dollars
2. Unstoppable, 23.5 million dollars
3. Due Date, 15.5 million dollars
4. Skyline, 11.7 million dollars
5. Morning Glory, 9.6 million dollars
6. For Colored Girls, 6.8 million dollars
7. Red, 5.1 million dollars
8. Paranormal Activity 2, 3.1 million dollars
9. Saw 3D, 2.8 million dollars
10. Jackass 3D, 2.3 million dollars