|Still from Megamind|
Paramount's animated Feature Megamind is on target to top this weekend's Box Office with $44.5 million based on Friday night's numbers, totaling $12.5 million from 3,944 theatres. It won't be a cakewalk though for the film which features the voices of Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, Brat Pitt, Ben Stiller and many more.
Warner Bros.' Due Date proves once again that Robert Downey Jr. is a highly bankable star with the Comedy, having brought in $12.2 million from 3,355 theatres; it is expected to make $34.3 million this weekend. Consider this though - although numbers appeared tight on Friday, family audiences head out to the theatres on Saturdays and Sundays. With this being the case, expect Megamind's lead to widen with Sunday's final numbers being published.
Tyler Perry's For Colored Girls like many other of his films is also a Box Office success, taking in $7.4 million on Friday night, which on any other weekend would be good enough to make it number one. The heavy Drama will in all likelihood land in third in its opening weekend with $21 million.
Saw 3-D as expected, slipped dramatically after opening on-top last weekend for Lionsgate Films. The Horror took in $2.6 million Friday night and will likely make just shy of $9 million in total this weekend.
Also of interest is Danny Boyle's latest film 127 Hours starring James Franco as a man who amputates his own arm in the name of survival, opening in only four theatres. The film averaged $19,250 per theatre which is exceptional. Summit Entertainment's Fair Game starring Naomi Watts and Sean Penn and opening also in limited release, averaged $3,913 per theatre by comparison from 46 theatres. Review to come tomorrow.