Rango tops the box office while The Adjustment Bureau and Beastly overperform

Posted by: Brad Sturdivant

Kids movies always do well, so no one should be surprised that RANGO topped the box office this weekend with $37 million.  I know it wasn’t your typical animated film and it had a bit of a creepy feel to it, but at the end of the day, it’s a kids movie and kids love their animation.  If anything, we should be pleased that THE ADJUSTMENT BUREAU overperformed compared to studio estimates.  Bureau is a very intelligent, heart-felt romance film with action and class, so I’m glad it did well.  We definitely need more films like it.  And then there’s BEASTLY.  It almost hit the $10 million mark, which is better than we thought, but still not enough to confirm Alex Pettyfer is a star.  And the other new release, TAKE ME HOME TONIGHT, didn’t even manage to crack the top ten.

Next week (check out our release dates page) sees the release of BATTLE: LOS ANGELES  and RED RIDING HOOD.  I’m sick of alien destruction movies, but I’ve heard nothing but positive reviews of BATTLE: LA, so maybe it will add something new to the genre.  As for RED RIDING HOOD…I can’t say the previews have me excited, and I’ll just leave it at that.


1. Rango $37m

2. The Adjustment Bureau $21m

3. Beastly $9.7m

4. Hall Pass $9m

5. Gnomeo and Juliet $7.2m

6. Unknown $6.6m

7. Just Go With It $6.3m

8. The King’s Speech $6.1m

9. I Am Number Four $5.7m

10. Justin Bieber: Never Say Never $4.2m

Source: Deadline

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