10. Hoodwinked Too: Hood vs. Evil $1.9 million
The animated sequel didn’t stand up well to Rio, dropping 50% in ticket sales from the week before. Not even the lure of 3D brought in audiences. The movie had a pitiful average of only $750 in ticket sales per theater for the weekend. Thor, on the other hand, averaged over $16,000 per theater in ticket sales.
9. Soul Surfer $2.1 million
The true-life drama continues to impress. While it isn’t bringing in blockbuster money, the steady attendance shows strong word-of-mouth and a thirst for a good family film.
8. Prom $2.4 million
Disney latest attempt to snatch money from your kids’ hands bombed at the box office. Did kids wise up? Hopefully, especially since prom movies went out of style in the 1980s.
7. Madea’s Big Happy Family $3.9 million
Tyler Perry’s latest closes in on the $50 million mark. At this point, it may end up being the second biggest Perry film (right behind Madea Goes to Jail).
6. Water for Elephants $5.6 million
The romantic drama has hauled over $42 million, which barely covered production costs (reportedly $38 million). Witherspoon hasn’t had a hit since 2009’s Monsters vs. Aliens.
5. Rio $8.2 million
This isn’t just a movie. It’s a money-printing machine. The film has made $115 million in just a month.
4. Something Borrowed $13.2 million
This is a Kate Hudson rom-com. That should be enough warning. The fact that critics hate it is only confirmation.
3. Jumping the Broom $13.7 million
See Something Borrowed to get an idea about this bland rom-com, except it doesn’t have Kate Hudson.
2. Fast Five $32.5 million
Fast Five doesn’t try to be anything other than what it is. Still, it is making crazy money, which either says something about the way movies are marketed or audience expectations aren’t very high.
1. Thor $66 million
Thor’s opening weekend was big, but not ungodly big. For a Marvel film with a lot of buzz and anticipation, even that large an opening could be considered a disappointment. How it plays against other blockbusters in the weeks to come will be telling.
Source: Box Office Mojo