It seems audiences cannot stop going into the rabbit hole as Alice in Wonderland is number one at the box office for the third week in a row with $34.5 million averaging $9,227 per screening in 3,739 theaters across the country. Even though the film dropped 45% in business, and faced strong competition against another children’s book adaptation, Alice in Wonderland proved it had what it takes to stay in the number one spot. Tim Burton’s vision based on Charles Lutwidge Dodgson’s novel has grossed $265.8 million in 17 days. The film is ranked third in 3-D films, and is right behind another Disney hit Up which grossed $293 million during its theatrical run.
Twentieth Century Fox’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid posted a strong $21.8 million averaging $7,085 per screening in 3,077 theaters and opened in second place. With strong reviews and opening along with two other films that received negative reviews, it doesn’t come as a surprise that the film had such a strong opening and posed the biggest threat to Alice in Wonderland.
The romantic comedy The Bounty Hunter debuted in third place with $21 million averaging, $6,831 per screening in 3,074 theaters. Negative reviews may have brought the film’s downfall. Gerard Butler’s stints at romantic comedies have not gained positive results, and have posted weak numbers throughout their theatrical runs. Jennifer Aniston has posted average numbers.
The action flick Repo Men debuted in fourth place with $6.1 million and averaged $2,2240 per screening in 2,251 theaters.
She’s Out of my League is the only film from last week’s top five to stay in, but it dropped into fifth place with $6 million averaging $2,113 in 2,958 theaters. The romantic comedy has grossed $19.9 million in ten days. It is reported that the film was made on a $20 million budget, which makes the film a success considering the budget it was made on and the run it is having.
This week will have two new films opening in wide release. What will be number on at the box office next week? That all depends on you the moviegoer goes out to see.
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For official box office numbers, go to the box office mojo website.