Weekend Wrap-Up

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By John Hamann

June 5, 2011

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Fifth is Bridesmaids, still the darling of the summer ball. After taking in $16.5 million over three days last weekend, the Judd Apatow-produced comedy had another weekend above the $10 million line, taking in $12.1 million. It dropped 27%, and adds that figure to the two 20% drops its seen in other weekends. The $32 million Bridesmaids has now earned $107.3 million – it crossed the $100 million mark on Saturday – and could still finish with as much as $150 million.

Way back in sixth is Thor, Marvel's first crack at the summer box office. Thor has cooled dramatically since opening to $65.7 million five weekends ago, but has amassed some very solid totals. Thor earned $4.2 million, dropping a large 56%, likely due to the debut of the X-Men prequel. The good news is that it has taken in $169 million domestically and over $250 million overseas, all against a budget of $150 million. It is a Marvel-ous summer.

Seventh is the film that started all of this blockbuster craziness a week or two early, Fast Five. The Vin Diesel flick took in $3.2 million and dropped 49%; however, it did cross the $200 million mark on Saturday, bringing its domestic total up to $202.1 million. Overseas, Fast Five has brought in over $350 million, making this one simply huge for Universal.


Woody Allen seems a little out of place amongst these monstrous films, but Midnight in Paris could be the director's best performing film since Hannah and Her Sisters in 1986. Midnight in Paris earned $2.9 million, which is an increase of 51% compared to last weekend. It is important to note that the film is out to approximately three times as many screens (147 compared 52 last weekend). Sony Classics will need to keep the momentum going on Paris, as it expands to 750 screens next weekend. So far, the small Owen Wilson film has earned $6.9 million.

Ninth and tenth go to the wedding comedies, Jumping the Broom and Something Borrowed. Jumping the Broom earned $865,000, dropped 53%, and has a cume of $35.9 million. Something Borrowed earned $835,000, dropped 55% and has a domestic total of $36.7 million. While they have remarkably similar results, the difference is in the budget, as Borrowed cost $35 million to make, where Broom cost only $7 million.

Overall this weekend, this year's top 12 reigns over last year's quite mightily. The top 12 films this weekend earned a powerful $156.4 million, where last year suffered, pulling in $122 million. Next weekend brings two films, Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer (not making it up) and the much anticipated Super 8 from J.J. Abrams and Steven Spielberg, a film that will be very tough to predict at the box office.

Top Weekend Box Office for 6/3/11-6/5/11 (Actuals)
Rank Film Distributor Estimated Gross Actual Gross Weekly Change Running Total
1 X-Men: First Class Twentieth Century Fox $56,000,000 $55,101,604 New $55,101,604
2 The Hangover: Part II Warner Bros. $32,445,000 $31,381,234 -63% $185,808,194
3 Kung Fu Panda: The Kaboom of Doom DreamWorks $24,300,000 $23,887,914 -50% $100,028,372
4 Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides WALT DISNEY $18,010,000 $17,954,603 -55% $190,200,880
5 Bridesmaids Universal $12,128,445 $12,040,875 -27% $107,167,230
6 Thor Marvel Studios $4,200,000 $4,250,044 -55% $169,122,948
7 Fast Five $3,243,650 $3,165,355 -51% $201,979,665
8 Midnight in Paris Sony Pictures Classics $2,916,224 $2,769,992 44% $6,796,731
9 Something Borrowed Warner Bros. $835,000 $848,013 -54% $36,673,330
10 Jumping the Broom Sony/Columbia $865,000 $844,909 -54% $35,907,300
11 Rio 20th Century Fox $750,000 $738,518 -59% $136,690,395
12 Water for Elephants Twentieth Century Fox $700,000 $694,517 -36% $55,733,195
  Also Opening/Notables
  Beginners Focus Features $135,193 $135,193 New $135,193
  Submarine Weinstein Co. $40,754 $41,832 New $41,832
  The Last Mountain Dada Films N/A $17,570 New $17,570
  Beautiful Boy Anchor Bay $16,100 $16,162 New $16,162
  Rejoice And Shout Magnolia N/A $6,589 New $6,589
  Woman, Art, Revolution Zeitgeist $6,361 $5,791 New $11,233
  Film Socialisme Lorber Films N/A $4,526 New $4,526
  Love, Wedding, Marriage IFC Films N/A $1,378 New $1,378
  The Tree of Life FOX SEARCHLIGHT $620,772 $620,772 66% $1,252,707
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Box office data supplied by Exhibitor Relations
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