Weekend Box Office
1) He's Just Not That Into You $27.4 million
2) Taken $20.3 million
3) Coraline $16.3 million
4) The Pink Panther 2 $12 million
5) Paul Blart: Mall Cop $11 million
6) Push $10.2 million
7) Gran Torino $7.4 million
8) Slumdog Millionaire $7.4 million
9) The Uninvited $6.4 million
10) Hotel for Dogs $5.8 million
This weekend belonged to the rom-com. Warner Brother's latest star-fueled charmer He's Just Not That Into You took in an estimated $27.4 million over the last three days to become the top grossing film at the box office. Last weekend's number one film Taken, an action drama starring Liam Neeson, slid into the number two spot with another $20.3 million to its name. Thus far, this little film has earned a cumulative total of $53 million with hardly any promotional push.
Three other new films opened this weekend to varying results. The Henry Selick stop-motion adventure Coraline came in at number three with $16.3 million. Will this be enough to save Laika House, the animation production company responsible for the film? Only time will tell. In at number four was Steve Martin's franchise sequel The Pink Panther 2, which brought in $12 million. This was way down from the original's opening. In 2006 The Pink Panther brought in $20 million to become the number one film on its February opening weekend.
Push, a superhero film about psychics, didn't push too many people into theaters. The film, which opened on more screens than the 3D Coraline, dropped in at number six with only $10 million in ticket sales. Fanboys, hoping to earn big money on its limited amount of screens, only pulled in $164,000. That isn't nearly enough to give it that extra shove it needs, so most of you will have to wait for home video on this one.
Next weekend will belong to one man. And his name is Jason Voorhees. Friday the 13th will open against Clive Owen's dramatic thriller The International. Which one will you see?
He's Just Not That Into You was released February 6th, 2009 and stars Morgan Lily, Trenton Rogers, Michelle Carmichael, Jasmine Woods, Sabrina Revelle, Zoe Jarman, Alia Rhiana Eckerman, Julia Pennington. The film is directed by Ken Kwapis.
Taken was released January 30th, 2009 and stars Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace, Leland Orser, Jon Gries, David Warshofsky, Holly Valance, Katie Cassidy, Xander Berkeley. The film is directed by Pierre Morel.
Coraline was released February 6th, 2009 and stars Dakota Fanning, Teri Hatcher, Jennifer Saunders, Dawn French, Keith David, John Hodgman, Robert Bailey Jr., Ian McShane. The film is directed by Henry Selick.
The Pink Panther 2 was released February 6th, 2009 and stars Steve Martin, Jean Reno, Emily Mortimer, Andy Garcia, Alfred Molina, Yuki Matsuzaki, Aishwarya Rai, John Cleese. The film is directed by Harald Zwart.
Push was released February 6th, 2009 and stars Colin Ford, Joel Gretsch, Djimon Hounsou, Dakota Fanning, Robert Tsonos, Brandon Rhea, Camilla Belle, Neil Jackson. The film is directed by Paul McGuigan.
Fanboys was released February 6th, 2009 and stars Sam Huntington, Chris Marquette, Dan Fogler, Jay Baruchel, Kristen Bell, David Denman, Christopher McDonald, Charlie B. Brown. The film is directed by Kyle Newman.