Box Office Roundup: Sep 27th 2010
Published: September 26, 2010 - 9:42pm
The final tally of the top five films in theaters this weekend: Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps, Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole 3D, The Town, Easy A and You Again
#1 Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps
(20th Century Fox)
Starring: Shia LaBeouf, Michael Douglas, Carey Mulligan, Josh Brolin
As the global economy teeters on the brink of disaster, a young Wall Street trader partners with disgraced former Wall Street corporate raider Gordon Gekko on a two-tiered mission: To alert the financial community to the coming doom, and to find out who was responsible for the death of the young trader's mentor.
Opening weekend gross $19 million
Average of $5,330 across 3,565 theaters
#2 Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole 3D
Starring: Voices of Jim Sturgess, Hugo Weaving, David Wenham, Emily Barclay
Soren, a young barn owl, is kidnapped by owls of St. Aggie's, ostensibly an orphanage, where owlets are brainwashed into becoming soldiers. He and his new friends escape to the island of Ga'Hoole, to assist its noble, wise owls who fight the army being created by the wicked rulers of St. Aggie's. The film is based on the first three books in the series.
Opening weekend gross $16.3 million
Average of $4,569 across 3,575 theaters
#3 The Town
Starring: Ben Affleck, Rebecca Hall, Jon Hamm
Doug MacRay was born and raised in Charlestown, a blue-collar neighborhood in Boston and is the world's capital for carjacking, kidnappings, and armed robberies. As he plans his next heist, the longtime thief tries to balance his feelings for a bank manager connected to one of his earlier robberies, as well as the FBI agent looking to bring him and his crew down.
Weekend gross $23.8 million / 2nd weekend in theaters
Average of $5,556 across 2,885 theaters
-32.7% drop / $49.1 million gross to date
#4 Easy A
Starring: Emma Stone, Penn Badgley, Amanda Bynes
Olive Penderghast finds herself the victim of her high school's "rumor mill" when she lies to her best friend Rhiannon (Alyson Michalka) about a weekend tryst with a fictional college freshman. Word quickly spreads of Olive's promiscuity and, much to her surprise, she welcomes the attention. When she agrees to help out a bullied friend by pretending to sleep with him, her image rapidly degrades to a more lascivious state and her world begins to spin out of control.
Weekend gross $10.7 million / 2nd weekend in theaters
Average of $3,746 across 2,856 theaters
-39.7% drop / $32.8 million gross to date
#5 You Again
Starring: Kristen Bell, Odette Yustman, Sigourney Weaver, Jamie Lee Curtis
Successful PR pro Marni (Kristen Bell) heads home for her older brother’s (Jimmy Wolk) wedding and discovers that he’s marrying her high school arch nemesis (Odette Yustman), who’s conveniently forgotten their problematic past. Then the bride’s jet-setting aunt (Sigourney Weaver) bursts in and Marni’s not-so-jet-setting mom (Jamie Lee Curtis) comes face to face with her own high school rival. The claws come out and old wounds are opened in this crazy comedy that proves that not all rivalries are forever.
Opening weekend gross $8.3 million
Average of $3,257 across 2,548 theaters