Last weekend's number one film, Hall Pass, brought in $8.8 million for fourth place, and managed to stay ahead of Gnomeo and Juliet. The Liam Neeson-starring Unknown fell to sixth place from third, where it spent last weekend. The $6.5 million added this weekend brought the modestly-budgeted action film up to a $53 million total. With an $88 million total so far, Adam Sandler's Just Go With It inched closer to the $100 million mark.
The King's Speech stayed pretty strong in eighth place, but did not benefit from its Best Picture win last weekend as much as one would expect. With $123 million, it has officially surpassed Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds to become the highest grossing film for the The Weinstein Company.
Between Beastly and I Am Number Four, actor Alex Pettyfer has two films in the top ten, though I Am Number Four has consistently underperformed, falling to ninth place this weekend. Actually, the entire roster this weekend underperformed, as overall domestic attendance was down 34% from the same weekend last year, when another Johnny Depp movie, Alice In Wonderland, opened to $116 million.
Take Me Home Tonight, the last new release of the weekend, didn't crack the top ten. The 1980's-set comedy starring Topher Grace debuted in eleventh place, behind the Justin Bieber concert documentary Never Say Never, which earned $4.3 million.
1. Rango $38.0 million New Release
2. The Adjustment Bureau $21.1 million New Release
3. Beastly $9.8 million New Release
4. Hall Pass $8.8 million $27.0 million
5. Gnomeo & Juliet $6.9 million $83.7 million
6. Unknown $6.6 million $53.1 million
7. Just Go With It $6.4 million $88.1 million
8. The King's Speech $6.2 million $123.5 million
9. I Am Number Four $5.9 million $46.5 million
10. Never Say Never $4.3 million $68.8 million
Is it a foregone conclusion that Battle: Los Angeles will dominate next week, or could Red Riding Hood pull an upset?
Source: Box Office Mojo