Monday, March 21, 2011

'Limitless' Leads US Weekend B-O

MARCH 21, 2011 - Despite decent starts for Limitless, Paul and The Lincoln Lawyer, overall weekend business was off nine percent from the same period last year when Alice in Wonderland, The Bounty Hunter and Diary of a Wimpy Kid led.

Limitless packed an estimated US$19 million on approximately 3,200 screens at 2,756 locations. starring Bradley Cooper and Abbie Cornish, is about a wonder drug that gives the taker limitless brain power. Limitless,Lincoln Lawyer, starring Matthew McConaughey and Marisa Tomei, is about a maverick criminal lawyer while Paul is the name of an alien who has been hanging out at a top-secret military base.

These titles trailed the opening weekends of recent thrillers (US$21.9 million) and UnknownThe Adjustment Bureau (US$21.2 million). Rango was still doing well at No. 2, collecting a cool estimated US$15.3 million.

Here are the Top 5 North American B-O studio estimates for March 18 - 20, 2011 weekend, in terms of rank, Movie name (studio), Weekend takings in USD, (Cumulative gross, USD) and week on chart, courtesy of Boxofficemojo. (US$1=RM3)

1. Limitless (Relativity) $19.0 million ($19.0 million) 1

2. Rango (Paramount) $15.3 million ($92.5 million) 3

3. Battle: Los Angeles (Sony) $14.6 million) $60.6 million) 2

4. The Lincoln Lawyer (LGF) $13.4 million ($13.4 million) 1

5. Paul (Universal) $13.1 million ($13.1 million) 1


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