BOX OFFICE BEAT DOWN: He's Just Not That Into You Gets Into $27.4 Million for First Place
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.