Robin Hood disappoints as Iron Man 2 takes the box office

Posted by: Brad Sturdivant

In anticipation of its release, I felt ROBIN HOOD was the least exciting summer blockbuster of the year.  The whole film felt like a retread of so many different films we’ve seen before, even from the same people (Russell Crowe and Ridley Scott).  So I’m not surprised it wasn’t able to dethrone IRON MAN 2, even though the comic book sequel lost a whopping 59% of its audience from last weekend.  The counter-programming award has to go to Amanda Seyfried’s LETTERS TO JULIET as it managed to finish third to the macho films with $13.8 million.  Overall, it was a very “meh” weekend at the box office.

Next week sees the release of SHREK: FOREVER AFTER and MACGRUBER.  Although I’m sure America is sick and tired of the Shrek movies, it is still a kids’ movie, which inevitably do well this time of year.  As for MACGRUBER, I personally think it looks hilarious, but I’m not sure this is the right time of year to be releasing a movie like that.

Russell Crowe in Robin Hood

1. Iron Man 2 $53 million

2. Robin Hood $37.1 million

3. Letters to Juliet $13.8 million

4. Just Wright $8.2 million

5. Nightmare on Elm Street $4.6 million

6. Date Night $4 million

7. How to Train Your Dragon $5.2 million

8. The Back-Up Plan $2.5 million

9. Furry Vengeance $2.1 million

10. Clash of the Titans $1.1 million

Source: Box Office Mojo and Deadline

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