The numbers agree: people loving spending money to see movies!
The competition was low this week. It’s like all of the movies got together and said: “Hey, let’s just agree to make a lot of money, OK?” And make money they did!
Despicable Me 2, Grown Ups 2 and Pacific Rim tied for 1st place with $40ish million, marking the first time in forever that three films tied for 1st place. Turns out the #1 movie in America this week was … friendship.
Unfortunately, it wasn’t all roses for movies across the board. Big Sundance winner Fruitvale Station flopped in its opening weekend, raking in a pitiful $377 thousand. Audiences agreed: “Go back to France!” they shouted.