Box Office Review: ‘The Rite’ reclaims the top box office spot

Box office estimates for the weekend of January 28 – 30

Rank. Movie Title – Weekend Gross | Theaters | Total Gross | Week # … [The Scorecard Review final score]
1. The Rite – $15,005,000 I 2,985 I $15,005,000 I 1… [TSR 3/10]
2. No Strings Attached – $13,650,000 I 3,022 I $39,742,000 I 2… [TSR 3/10]
3. The Mechanic – $11,500,000 I 2,703 I $11,500,000 I 1… [TSR 3/10]
4. The Green Hornet – $11,500,000 I 3,524 I $78,800,000 I 3… [TSR 7/10]
5. The King’s Speech – $11,102,000 I 2,557 I $72,217,000 I 10… [TSR 9/10]
Source: www.boxofficemojo.com

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Well, Hell may have frozen over because I somehow managed to nail the top five from the Box Office Preview on Friday. Normally this would be cause for excitement but since it means that The Rite snagged number one, I’m having a little difficulty mustering up much enthusiasm.

No Strings Attached snagged number two in its second weekend. Evidently Ashton Kutcher and natalie Portman boning without much of a plot is worth the price of admission, but a very real part of me hopes that it doesn’t keep this up.

Jason Statham’s return to the action flick since last summer’s The Expendables was met with considerably less excitement than the all-star outing, but that didn’t stop it from grabbing third place. Sure, it’s probably not what the studio was hoping for, but considering some of Statham’s other ventures, it’s not half bad.

The Green Hornet continues to fall in its third weekend. I’m not expecting it to last much longer, but considering how long The King’s Speech has been hanging on, I might be pleasantly surprised.

Finally, The King’s Speech has continued to be an unexpected winner, after the DGA awards and staying on top for yet another weekend, rounding out this weekend’s top five.

1 Comment

  1. Nick Allen says:

    CONGRATULATIONS CALHOUN

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