Weekend Box Office:
1)Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who $25.1 million
2)Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns $20 million
3)Shutter $10.7 million
4)Drillbit Taylor $10.2 million
5)10,000 B.C. $8.6 million
6)Never Back Down $4.8 million
7)College Road Trip $4.6 million
8)The Bank Job $4.1 million
9)Vantage Point $3.8 million
10)Under the Same Moon $2.6 million
In a startling upset, Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who miraculously beat Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns at the box office this Easter weekend, becoming the number one film for the second week in a row. The film took in an unsuspected $25 million, placing its cumulative gross at $86 million over the course of just fourteen days.
It seems that Tyler Perry's train has slowed down a bit. His highly anticipated follow-up to Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married? titled Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns missed the top slot, sliding into second place with just $20 million. That is one million less than his last film made. Perry fans don't fret, though! His next project, Tyler Perry's The Family That Preys is being released September 12th, and the rather slow weekend should see him back at the top of his game.
This week's other two new major releases didn't fare quite as well. In third place was Twentieth Century Fox's Shutter, starring Joshua Jackson. The film raked in $10.7 million. Not a bad take for an Asian remake. Though, it didn't quite live up to The Eye's opening weekend take of $12 million. In forth place was the Judd Apatow produced film Drillbit Taylor. It grabbed $10.2 million, dropping it into forth place.
On the indie scene, Under the Same Moon took in a healthy $2.6 million on just 266 screens. This insured the film a place in the top ten. The only other art house flick that managed to register on the charts was Love Songs, which took in $21,900 on just two screens. This made the film number one in per screen averages. It took in an estimated $10,950 at each of the two theaters where it was shown, compared to Horton, which only made $6,336 on each of its individual screens.