They can try all they want, but they still can't come close to topping Avatar. In its seventh week atop the Box Office, the film brought in $30 million this weekend. Shall it go for an eighth consecutive week? Likely.
Coming in second in its debut weekend was Warner Bros.' The Edge of Darkness starring Mel Gibson, which earned $17.2 million. Gibson's definitely still got it despite one P.R. botching after another. What is it about him that keeps the public asking for more?
Touchstone Pictures' romantic comedy starring television show Veronica Mars' Kristen Bell, who has successfully transitioned into a bankable film actress, came in third in its opening weekend with $12.1 million. Not stellar, but not horrible either. Read my review of it here.
Rounding out the Top Ten this weekend were The Tooth Fairy, which is showing some gumption in its second week with $10 million in slipping to fourth spot. The Book of Eli drops to fifth spot, but in its third week has almost recouped all of its $80 million production budget. The bottom three, Sherlock Holmes, Alvin and The Chipmunks 2 and It's Complicated respectively, are all showing amazing resiliency after having opened on Christmas Day.
Also noteworthy is Fox Searchlight's Crazy Heart in fourteenth spot, which in only 250 theatres, is averaging just under $10,000 per theatre. The musical drama starring Jeff Bridges showcases the actor at his absolute finest. Read my review of it here. The film will expand to 500 theatres next Friday.