|Still from Green Lantern|
Although the Critics generally didn't love it (25% on Rotten Tomatoes' Tomatometer) Green Lantern absolutely dominated the Box Office this weekend with $52.6 million earned domestically. Overseas it didn't fare as well, bringing in $17 million only. The $200 million Blockbuster is expected to expand into other territories in coming weeks.
Last week's Box Office champion Super 8 is still going strong in its second week with $21.2 million, landing it in second this weekend for Paramount Pictures and Star Trek Director J.J. Abrams.
Jim Carrey-headlining Mr. Popper's Penguins debuts in third with $18.2 million. The 20th Century Fox Family Comedy was made for $55 million and has yet to open Overseas. Finishing right behind Penguins is X-Men: First Class, also from Fox, with $11.5 million bringing its three week tally in North America to $119.9 million.
The Hangover Part II in its fourth week sits in fifth spot with $9.6 million. To date it has earned $232 million in these parts. Meanwhile Woody Allen's acclaimed Midnight in Paris rounds out the Top Ten in ninth spot with $5.2 million, continuing its expansion to 1,038 theatres for Sony Pictures Classics.