|Still from The Roommate|
I don't believe my eyes! A James Cameron Movie not to top the Box Office? Sony Screen Gems, which seems to be specializing in films of the Camp genre ruled the Box Office on a tepid weekend with Thriller, The Roommate. Drawing parallels to that of 1992 Thriller Single White Female, the Film starring Leighton Meester and Minka Kelly brought in $15.6 million in its debut. Review to follow later today.
Another Thriller, Sanctum, placed second with $9.2 million for Universal Pictures. Produced by Avatar Director James Cameron, the Film was made for a $30 million budget. Critics however didn't budge this time, with the Film earning a negative 29% rating on Rotten Tomatoes' Tomatometer.
No Strings Attached still continues to perform well in its third week with $8.4 million for Paramount. To date it has pulled in $51.8 million domestically - not bad considering it was made for $25 million.
The King's Speech lands in fourth with $8.3 million, bringing its domestic tally to $84.1 million as its Oscar buzz reaches a feverish pitch for the Historical Drama from The Weinstein Co.
Last week's champion The Rite slips dramatically from first to sixth this week likely due to its negative reviews. This weekend it brought in $5.6 million for Warner Bros. slipping 62.4% from last week's $14.8 million opening.
Black Swan rounds out the Top Ten this weekend with $3.4 million, likely its final week on the Chart as it exits with $95.8 million here in North America since its opening on December 3, 2010. An impressive run, indeed.