UPDATED: ‘Alice’ Will Take Third Straight Weekend With $8.6 Million at Friday Box-Office

UPDATED: The numbers have been updated with more accurate estimates courtesy of Box-Office Mojo.

Disney’s Alice in Wonderland is quite the major success with over $230 million at the domestic box-office rolling into this weekend and it will add approximately $33-35 million afterwards with an estimated $9.9 million at the box on Friday to take the number one slot yet again.

Coming in second, third and fourth place are the weekend’s three major new releases beginning with the Jennifer Aniston and Gerard Butler rom-com The Bounty Hunter pulling in $7.6 million on Friday in 3,074 theaters. The number will likely translate to $20-22 million for the weekend if they’re lucky. Word of mouth on the film, which carries a dismal 8% rating at RottenTomatoes, could take it down even further, which means…

Fox’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid is likely to leap frog the Aniston and Butler team-up and take the little kid audience dollars, which tallied $7.4 million on Friday and turn it into much more over the weekend. The likely number, as Nikki Finke points out at Deadline, is in the $25 million range. Had the reviews been a bit better than the 52% RottenTomatoes is averaging I would guess even higher.

The weekend’s other new wide release is Universal’s Repo Men and it isn’t pretty for a second weekend in a row for the U. The Jude Law and Forest Whitaker sci-fi actioner earned a measly $2.2 million on Friday and will have to try really hard to hit the $6 million mark for the weekend. The film lost most any momentum it may have had after reviews started hitting the Internet calling it derivative of similar dystopian films that came before it. The film was already fighting an uphill battle in that sector as many called it a Repo! The Genetic Opera rip-off, but visually it ripped off much more than that to the tune of a 20% RottenTomatoes rating. I didn’t particularly mind it, but as one commenter pointed out in the comments on my review, the ending runs the risk of leaving audiences feeling as if they just wasted a lot of their time.

The rest of the early Friday numbers as supplied by Deadline are directly below. Laremy will be here on Sunday morning with a complete recap of the weekend. Until then, any of you check out any of the new releases this week? Any thoughts you’d like to share?

  1. Alice In Wonderland – $9.9 million
  2. The Bounty Hunter – $7.6 million
  3. Diary of a Wimpy Kid – $7.4 million
  4. Repo Men – $2.2 million
  5. She’s Out of My League – $1.9 million
  6. Green Zone – $1.8 million
  7. Shutter Island – $1.4 million
  8. Remember Me – $1.2 million
  9. Our Family Wedding – $1.1 million
  10. Avatar – $1 million


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