Alice in Wonderland Stayed in Top for Three Weeks in a Row!
Apparently, Alice is still eating the eat-me-cake to be bigger, cos she is getting bigger at the top of box office!
Yes, Alice in Wonderland is sitting strong at no. 1 seat at the box office for a third straight week. It successfully took in $34.5 million, raised its domestic haul to $265.8 million and its worldwide total to $565.8 million.
Paul Dergarabedian, box-office analyst for Hollywood.com, commented about the movie’s achievement, “You rarely see this kind of domination by one movie at this time of year. Normally at this time of year, films don’t make this kind of money, and they don’t hold in this long.”
The Disney project is beating three new films including Fox’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid, and Jennifer Aniston’s latest romantic comedy The Bounty Hunter. Diary of a Wimpy Kid, which was opened at No. 2 with $21.8 million, is adapted from Jeff Kinney’s cartoon novel about a sixth grader maneuvering through the intricate social structure at his middle school.
Chris Aronson, head of distribution at 20th Century Fox said, “It’s clearly a family movie, but the audience has been broader than that. I think we just found out how deep the fan base is and how dear this (series) is.” He also added another comment about the fact that the movie includes a story about its own ‘cooties’ game known as the ‘cheese touch’, “I think cheese touch equals magic touch at the box office.”
Meanwhile, debuting at No. 3 was Jennifer Aniston and Gerard Butler’s action comedy The Bounty Hunter with $21 million. Released by Sony, the movie follows a bounty hunter chasing his ex-wife, a reporter with an arrest warrant over her head after she misses a court date while pursuing a story. “We had figured an estimate in the high teens, so 20-plus million is a good number for us,” said Rory Bruer, head of distribution for Sony.
The weekend’s other new movie, science-fiction adventure starring Jude Law and Forest Whitaker, Repo Men was a distant fourth with $6.2 million. It’s another disappointing opening for Universal Pictures, which last week debuted Iraq war film Green Zone at No. 2 behind Alice in Wonderland.
Here’s a complete list of the weekend’s top-grossing films Friday-Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters:
- Alice in Wonderland, $34.5 million
- Diary of a Wimpy Kid, $21.8 million
- The Bounty Hunter, $21 million
- Repo Men, $6.2 million
- She’s Out of My League, $6 million
- Green Zone, $5.96 million
- Shutter Island, $4.8 million
- Avatar, $4 million
- Our Family Wedding, $3.8 million
- Remember Me, $3.3 million
Congrats again, Tim Burton and Alice in Wonderland!
[ via Yahoo! News ]
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