Alice in Wonderland holds off Green Zone for second week at #1
Posted by: Brad Sturdivant
My surprise at the success of Tim Burton’s ALICE IN WONDERLAND continues as the film scored $62 million this weekend, despite the foursome of new movies that challenged it. The most successful of those challengers was the Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass collaboration GREEN ZONE, which managed $14.5 million. Although I didn’t like it, I’m not surprised it did moderately well considering we don’t have many “action” type movies in theaters right now. Robert Pattinson’s still bruiting, but not a vampire love story REMEMBER ME took in $8.1 million, which was good enough for fourth place. And the AVATAR update puts its grand total to $732 million.
Next week is also a big release week with the horrible looking Gerard Butler and Jennifer Aniston rom-com THE BOUNTY HUNTER, the kid-friendly DIARY OF A WIMPY KID, the sci-fi action film REPO MEN and a limited release of THE RUNAWAYS with Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning. Judging by how popular the trailer for DIARY OF A WIMPY KID was, I think that film could surprise a lot of people with its box office take.
1. Alice in Wonderland $62 million
2. Green Zone $14.5 million
3. She’s Outta My League $9.6 million
4. Remember Me $8.1 million
5. Shutter Island $8.1 million
6. Our Family Wedding $7.6 million
7. Avatar $6.6 million
8. Brooklyn’s Finest $4.4 million
9. Cop Out $4.2 million
10. The Crazies $3.65