The ComingSoon.net Box Office Report has been updated with studio estimates for the weekend. Click here for the full box office estimates of the top 12 films and then check back on Monday for the final figures based on actual box office.
Screen Gems thriller Obsessed, starring Idris Elba, Beyoncé Knowles and Ali Larter, dominated the box office with an estimated $28.5 million, making it the seventh-biggest opening ever for the month April. The film, which was made for just $20 million, debuted in 2,514 theaters and averaged a strong $11,337 per site.
New Line/Warner Bros.’ 17 Again dropped 50.8% in tickets sales and to second place, adding $11.7 million in its second weekend. The Zac Efron comedy has earned $39.97 million so far.
The other three newcomers–Rogue Pictures’ Fighting, Warner Bros.’ The Soloist, and Disneynature’s Earth–took third, fourth and fifth place, respectively. Fighting opened to $11.4 million from 2,309 theaters, The Soloist made $9.7 million in 2,024 theaters, and documentary Earth collected $8.6 million from 1,804 theaters. The latter has made $14.2 million since opening on Wednesday.
DreamWorks Animation’s Monsters vs. Aliens followed closely in sixth place with $8.5 million in its fifth weekend. The top domestic earner of the year so far has made $174.8 million. Worldwide, the film has reached $317 million.
In seventh, Universal’s State of Play earned $6.9 million its second weekend and stands at $25.1 million, while Disney’s Hannah Montana The Movie added $6.4 million in eighth for a total of $65.6 million after three weeks.
Universal’s Fast & Furious pulled in $6.1 million in ninth for a total of $145.2 million domestically. The action-thriller, produced for $85 million, is the top international grosser so far with $170 million. Worldwide, it is up to $315.2.
Click here for the full box office results of the top 12 films.