Happy Easter, movie fans. Well, it was Horton who received a big golden Easter egg this weekend from the box office, as Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who! won at the box office for the second weekend in a row, as most everyone predicted. Horton finished with $25 million while Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns did the best among new releases at $20 million. Again, no real surprises.
Shutter did a little better than expected at $10.7 million, while Drillbit Taylor flopped with everyone at $10.2 million. That is the second box office disappointment for Judd Apatow in a row (after Walk Hard). He better watch it.
The rest of the top ten went pretty much as predicted but there was a surprise in tenth place as Under the Same Moon, from the Weinstein Company, snuck in there in tenth spot even though it was in only 266 theaters! But it made almost $10,000 per theater. The movie about a Mexican who finds work in the USA (America Ferrera from Ugly Betty) and who seeks to be reunited with the son she left behind in Mexico, debuted last Wednesday and made $2,602,000 this weekend, and $3,329,000 overall. Not bad for a Spanish-language film. That result knocked Doomsday to 11th at $2,180,000.
Here are the totals courtesy of Box Office Mojo.
1 Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who! $25,100,000
2 Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns $20,010,000
3 Shutter $10,700,000
4 Drillbit Taylor $10,200,000
5 10,000 B.C. $8,660,000
6 Never Back Down $4,861,000
7 College Road Trip $4,630,000
8 The Bank Job $4,100,000
9 Vantage Point $3,800,000
10 Under the Same Moon $2,602,000
That’s all for now. As I have said, it is kind of a boring week and the results pretty much speak for themselves.
See you later this week for more predictions here at The Reject Report!