The numbers agree: The Internship gets a promotion … to the #1 spot!
That’s right, Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn have done it again! The Internship raked in an astounding $18.1 million this weekend, topping the charts and embarrassing the competition. Noah Baumbach’s Frances Ha couldn’t even nip at The Internship‘s heels, pulling in a paltry $590 thousand. It’s amazing to think that Baumbach and Wilson worked together just a few years ago on The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou. Wilson has been on top of the world ever since, while Baumbach has struggled to stay relevant.
Meanwhile, After Earth continues to dominate the box office, having banked over $46 million in just two weeks. It is now Will Smith’s highest grossing film, topping previous box office hits like Jersey Girl and The Legend of Bagger Vance.
The only other new release this week was Joss Whedon’s adaptation of Much Ado About Nothing. It barely hit triple figures, earning a mere $183 thousand. The Avengers, it seems, was a one-hit wonder. As for screenwriter William Shakespeare: don’t expect to see his name attached to a project any time soon. Whedon will work again, but Shakespeare will be lucky to hang on with an NBC sitcom at this point.