|Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps|
He's still got it. Michael Douglas is King of the Box Office with Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, 23 years after being debuting in third in December 1987 with its predecessor. Despite some negative reviews, the follow-up to the Oscar-winning Oliver Stone film brought in a total $19 million this weekend from 3,565 theatres. Although some of this could be coming from sympathy support for the actor after his recent Cancer announcement, here's to hoping for a quick recovery to the legendary Douglas from one Cancer survivor to another.
Warner Bros.' Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole 3-D boasts an all-star cast including Helen Mirren, Abbie Cornish, Joel Edgerton and Ryan Kwanten, but doesn't boast the big numbers of its $100 million budget. Still though, it's enough to land it in second spot this weekend with $16.3 million. I'd expect this will perform much better overseas.
Although The Town slips to third spot this weekend, its drop is only minor as it still was able to pull in $16 million this weekend. In only two weeks, it has pulled in $49.1 million. The same applies to Emma Stone's star-making Easy A which debuted in second last week but slips to fourth this weekend with $10.8 million. Both The Town and Easy A's commercial success have also matched their critical success.
Disappointing though is Disney's You Again which I loved, but only managing to debut in fifth spot with $8.3 million. Despite poor reviews, I can't agree that the negative remarks actually mean that this is not worth a visit to the theatre.
Miraculously, Inception is still hanging onto the Top Ten at the bottom end with $1.2 million from 907 theatres. Shall we see if it hangs on for a twelfth week?