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.

Rango

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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