Clapboard : Barrymore Flick Nets Gold
LOS ANGELES ~ Moviegoers were pretty passionate about He’s Just Not That Into You, packing theatres to take the romantic comedy to the top the North American box office at the weekend, Exhibitor Relations said.
The Baltimore-set romp netted over US$27 million between Thursday and Sunday, topping last weekend’s biggest-grossing film, Taken.
On its debut weekend, the Warner Brothers-produced movie – staring Drew Barrymore, Kevin Connolly and Jennifer Aniston – showed on 3,175 screens.
Taken finished in second place, earning $20.3 million, to rack up a total of $53 million since it premiered the previous weekend.
The animated children’s adventure Coraline came in third place, bagging more than $16 million in its first weekend.
Other new arrivals in the top 10 included The Pink Panther and the sci-fi thriller Push.
Clint Eastwood’s Gran Torino, was the highest-grossing film in total. The tale of a foul-mouthed Korean War veteran raked in overall earnings of $120 million over nine weeks.
The 10-time Oscar-nominated Slumdog Millionaire, tumbled out of the top 12.Filed under: Arts & Entertainment