There were no really big surprises this weekend at the box office, as Alice in Wonderland continued to make a ton of money. It finished with a $62 million weekend, which on its own is one of the biggest March weekends ever, and its overall domestic haul has now hit an impressive $208 million.
There really isn’t much to say about the four new movies that were rolled out this weekend. Not a lot was expected, and boy, these movies didn’t disappoint on that score. I would have thought Green Zone might have done better, given Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass’ involvement, but it has been getting some less-than-good word of mouth from a few people who are grumbling the movie is anti-American, and so on. Personally, I think people are just fed up with war movies in general — we’ve seen a lot of movies that deal with this type of subject matter do nothing at the box office.
Also, Robert Pattinson fans refused to show up for Remember Me. Or maybe they did — the true die-hards, anyway. The rest didn’t bother to show up. At least it cost less money to make than Green Zone, though: Green Zone cost upwards of $100 million to make.
The others did about as much business as expected. The totals:
- Alice in Wonderland (2010) – $62,000,000
- Green Zone – $14,535,000
- She’s Out of My League – $9,600,000
- Remember Me – $8,300,000
- Shutter Island – $8,140,000
- Our Family Wedding – $7,600,000
- Avatar – $6,600,000
- Brooklyn’s Finest – $4,290,000
- Cop Out – $4,230,000
- The Crazies – $3,650,000
For those of you wondering how much The Hurt Locker made, it finished with a weekend haul of $828,000, bringing its overall domestic haul to $15,700,000.
So that was the box office on what proved to be a big “who cares” weekend for a lot of movie fans. Honestly, these four new releases did nothing to set the world on fire, that’s for sure. As a result, it’s a second easy weekend on top for Alice in Wonderland. It’s in really good shape to make a run at $400 million, based on this weekend’s showing.
Next weekend, The Reject Report chases after Jennifer Aniston in The Bounty Hunter; plus we’ll also figure how how a few other movies might do at theaters. See you then.