Hey friends, it’s Shep with the box office numbers for the weekend and it’s no surprise that the number one film was Angels & Demons, Ron Howard’s Da Vinci Code sequel.
Despite pretty crappy reviews (including my own, which you can find HERE), the movie managed a solid opening weekend, pulling in $48 million. It just beat out last week’s number one film, the far-superior Star Trek which made $43 million over the weekend, bringing its total thus far to $148 million.
And the summer’s first blockbuster, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, dropped one spot to number three, bringing in $14.8 million, with a grand total of $151 million (just barely above the total for Trek, which has had a full week less to pull in spectators. Gotta love that word of mouth!)
Number four was the chick flick Ghosts of Girlfriends Past with $6.86 million. It seems to be hanging on despite the handicap of having being a Matthew McConaughey romantic comedy. You’d think that would put more people off.
At number five with $4.55 million is Obsessed. I have no comment on that.
The rest of the top ten includes 17 Again with $3.4 million, Monsters vs. Aliens with $3 million, The Soloist with $2.42 million, Next Day Air with $2.28 million, and, finally, Earth with $1.68 million.