By Will Ashton
While last week’s champion, Monsters University, remains on top with $46.1 million, that doesn’t mean that that it was the only success of the weekend.
The Heat was able to open strong this week with a $40 million opening. The comedy, which was director Paul Feig’s follow-up to Bridesmaids, was able to almost double the $26.2 million opening the later film received. If The Heat will be able to receive Bridesmaids‘ $169 million US domestic total will have to be determined in the later weeks.
This wasn’t a happy weekend for everyone, though, as Roland Emmerich’s White House Down underperformed in its opening weekend. The action-thriller was only able to receive $25.7 million in its 3,222 screenings. For a film with a price tag of somewhere in the $150 million region, this is a hard blow.
Next week will be a big one, as the fourth of July weekend will see Despicable Me 2 and The Lone Ranger fighting for the glory. While it seems inevitable that Despicable Me 2 will come on top, I’m curious to see what becomes of The Lone Ranger. Some are predicting a John Carter-level flop for the film. I’m not sure if that’s true or not, but we’ll know soon enough.
The full box office can be seen below:
|3.||World War Z||$29,800,000||$123.7|
|4.||White House Down||$25,700,000||$25.7|
|5.||Man of Steel||$20,820,000||$248.6|
|6.||This Is The End||$8,700,000||$74.6|
|7.||Now You See Me||$5,500,000||$104.6|
|8.||Fast & Furious 6||$2,410,000||$233.3|
|9.||Star Trek Into Darkness||$2,040,000||$220.5|