Sunday, April 17, 2011


Still from RIO 3-D
Congratulations to 20th Century Fox on their Box Office victory this weekend with RIO 3-D. A clear winner, taking in $41 million it its debut, the Animated Feature not only was a hit with audiences, but reviews also fared on the positive side, garnering 71% on the Tomatometer at Rotten Tomatoes.

Despite some high expectations for Scre4m, it places second in its first week of release, earning $19.5 million. Weekend projections had the fourth installment of the Horror franchise pegged it in the upper $20 million mark. Reviews on the whole haven't been too bad, just shy of positive at the 57% mark on the Tomatometer.

Two-week champion Easter-themed Hop slips to third this weekend with $11.5 million, bringing its tally to $82.9 million for Universal Pictures. Impressive ....and it's still not even Easter Weekend yet.

Soul Surfer continues to fare well in fourth spot this weekend with $7.7 million, ahead of another FilmDistrict title on the Top Ten Insidious from SAW creators James Wan and Leigh Whannell lands in sixth spot also for the U.S. distributor with $7 million. To date it is made $36 million and was made for only $1 million, turning in a huge profit.

The Conspirator opened in limited released at 707 theatres in the U.S. this weekend. Directed by Robert Redford, the Film received a TIFF premiere last September. It debuted in tenth spot this weekend with $3.8 million and will expand in another 300 theatres according to Nikki Finke at Deadline.

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