Weekend Box Office: Megamind Wins A Megaweekend

By Scott Gwin 2010-11-07 20:12:15discussion comments
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The holiday season is revving up, and a computer animated feature is leading the way. The $47 million Megamind banked this weekend to claim the number one spot is by no means a record, but when you roll in the other new movies debuting it adds up to one of biggest season kick-offs on the books.

New movies snagged the number two and three spots. Robert Downey Jr. and Zach Galifianakis' new comedy Due Date rolled in at second place with $33 million against its mid-range $65 million budget. Tyler Perry's adaptation For Colored Girls almost recovered its $21 million budget. At $20 million it took an easy third place.

The numbers were high for the first weekend in November, but are only a taste of what's to come. With new Harry Potter and Chronicles of Narnia entries on the way as well as a the new Tron sequel, the holidays could be a very happy time at the box office. It would be a welcome sign to studios who have seen the number of ticket sales in decline this year and growth from last year down to only 3% year to date.

For the full weekend numbers, check out the chart below:

1.
Megamind * $47,650,000  -  Total: $47,650,000 LW: N     WR: 1    
THTRS: 3,944
2.
Due Date * $33,500,000  -  Total: $33,500,000 LW: N     WR: 1    
THTRS: 3,355
3.
For Colored Girls * $20,100,000  -  Total: $20,100,000 LW: N     WR: 1    
THTRS: 2,127
4.
Red $8,858,000  -  Total: $71,871,000 LW: 3     WR: 4    
THTRS: 3,229
5.
Saw 3D $8,200,000  -  Total: $38,801,000 LW: 1     WR: 2    
THTRS: 2,808
6.
Paranormal Activity 2 $7,298,000  -  Total: $77,224,000 LW: 2     WR: 3    
THTRS: 3,168
7.
Jackass 3-D $5,097,000  -  Total: $110,814,000 LW: 4     WR: 4    
THTRS: 2,165
8.
Hereafter $4,020,000  -  Total: $28,730,000 LW: 5     WR: 4    
THTRS: 2,365
9.
Secretariat $4,002,000  -  Total: $50,965,000 LW: 6     WR: 5    
THTRS: 2,614
10.
The Social Network $3,600,000  -  Total: $85,047,000 LW: 7     WR: 6    
THTRS: 1,860

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