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.
After opening in third place and then climbing to second in its second weekend, Touchstone Pictures’ Gnomeo & Juliet climbed to the top spot its third weekend with an estimated $14.2 million. The animated comedy enjoyed a drop of just 26% in ticket sales and has earned $75.1 million so far.
The Farrelly brothers comedy Hall Pass had to settle for second place with $13.4 million from 2,950 theaters, an average of $4,549 per theater. Starring Owen Wilson, Jason Sudeikis, Jenna Fischer and Christina Applegate, the New Line/Warner Bros. release cost about $35 million to make.
Last week’s champ, Warner Bros.’ Unknown dropped to third place and 43%, adding $12.4 million and bringing its total to $42.8 million after two weeks. The thriller, starring Liam Neeson, Diane Kruger and January Jones, was made for $30 million.
Fourth place belonged to Sony’s Just Go With It, which collected $11.1 million its third weekend and has earned $79.4 million. The romantic comedy is on track to become Adam Sandler’s 12th film to cross the $100 million mark domestically.
DreamWorks Pictures’ I Am Number Four rounded out the top five with $11 million and has reached $37.8 million after two weeks. The big screen adaptation carried a budget of about $50 million.
In its third weekend, Paramount swapped out Justin Bieber: Never Say Never with a “Director’s Fan Cut” which made $9.2 million in sixth place. The Jon Chu-directed film has grossed $62.8 million.
The King’s Speech is a movie title we expect you’ll be hearing a lot tonight at the Oscars, and its impressive run at the box office continued this weekend as the film kept its 7th spot with $7.6 million. That’s an increase in ticket sales of 17%. After 14 weeks in theaters, the drama has earned $114.5 million domestically.
Also, Summit Entertainment’s Drive Angry 3D bombed at the box office in ninth place with just $5.1 million from 2,290 theaters, for an average of $2,241 per site. It is certainly signicant considering the higher 3D ticket prices and considering the movie cost about $50 million to make. The film was directed by Patrick Lussier and stars Nicolas Cage, William Fichtner, Amber Heard and Billy Burke.
Click here for the full box office results of the top 12 films.