Monday, February 07, 2011

'The Roommate' Tops US Weekend B-O

FEB 6, 2011 - The US Super Bowl weekend's top two movies explored the dark recesses of caves and dorm rooms, and one (The Roommate) saw the faint glimmer of the top spot, while the other (Sanctum) sank to new depths for a modern 3D action movie.

Overall business continued to be rather miserable, off an estimated 21 percent from the same weekend last year, when Dear John led, marking the 13th down weekend in a row. It was also the least-attended Super Bowl weekend in 15 years.

Down 25 percent, The King's Speech stood its ground again, earning an estimated $8.3 million for an US$84.1 million sum in 73 days while The Rite took the most severe hit among US releases, plummeting 62 percent to an estimated US$5.6 million for a US$23.7 million sum in 10 days.

Here are the Top 5 North American B-O studio estimates for Feb 4 - 6, 2011 weekend, in terms of rank, Movie name (studio), Weekend takings in USD, (Cumulative gross, USD) and week on chart, courtesy of Boxofficemojo.

1. The Roommate (Screen Gem) $15.6 million ($15.6 million) 1

2. Sanctum (Universal) $9.2 million ($9.2 million) 1

3. No Strings Attached (Paramount) $8.4 million ($51.7 million) 3
4. The King's Speech (Weinstein) $8.3 million ($84.1 million) 11

5. The Green Hornet (Sony) $6.1 million ($87.2 million) 4


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