Weekend Box Office (May 20-22)

by Sergio
May 22, 2011 5:02 AM
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No doubt with everyone relived that the end of the world didn't come as predicted, people went out to the movies, making the latest" Do we REALLY need another one? " Pirates of the Caribbean movie, No.1, with $90 million. Yet some analysts called that number "soft" because, evidently, they predicted that the film would have a bigger opening weekend. How $90 million for an opening weekend number, and a staggering $256 million worldwide opening gross (the 4th largest global opening gross ever), can be called soft, is a mystery to me.

I guess that means more Pirates movies will be coming. I can hardly wait...

Bridesmaids held up really strong, barely dropping from its opening $24 million last weekend, making $21 million this weekend, meaning the word-of-mouth for it is incredibly strong.

Jumping the Broom continues to hold on, and TP's latest film sort of snuck up on people, making over $50 million to date. Yeah I know ...there's no end of it.

May 20-22, 2011 Weekend Studio Estimates

1) Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides BV $90,100,000
2) Bridesmaids Uni.$21,058,000 Total: $59,518,000
3) Thor Par. $15,500,000 Total: $145,406,000
4) Fast Five Uni. $10,631,000 Total: $186,219,000
5) Rio Fox $4,650,000 Total: $131,647,000
6) Priest SGem $4,600,000 Total: $23,683,000
7) Jumping the Broom TriS $3,700,000 Total: $31,318,000
8) Something Borrowed WB $3,425,000 Total: $31,428,000
9) Water for Elephants Fox $2,150,000 Total: $52,428,000
10) Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family LGF $990,000 Total: $51,757,000
11) Soul Surfer TriS $950,000 Total: $40,631,000
12) Midnight in Paris SPC $579,000

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  • MichelleToo | May 23, 2011 5:46 AMReply

    Who is Black in the Fast Five movie?

    Good for Bridesmaids! Let's see if the sexism in this industry will give sway to MONEY!

  • dcmoviegirl | May 23, 2011 4:52 AMReply


    That's actually a higher percentage in proportion to the reality our country's diversity reflected on the black front...

    On the other fronts, however (Latinos, Asian-Americans, et al), now that's another story.

  • Jug | May 23, 2011 2:30 AMReply

    Saw BRIDESMAIDS & PIRATES. BRIDESMAIDS is hilarious, PIRATES is really weak. Quite boring actually. Expect a big drop next week, word of mouth will be bad...well I dunno cuz peopke like Jersey Shore too LOL

  • Lynn | May 22, 2011 12:55 PMReply

    I think people are tired of seeing a Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. The storyline is getting weaker and weaker.

    I also noticed that ONLY 3 films out of the 12 mentioned above have a Black cast. Fast Five, Jumping the Broom & Tyler Perry coonery-bafoonery Madea movie.

    Hmmm...the industry needs to give people of color more opportunities. smh

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