So as predicted by the awesome powers that be ME! This weekend, Green Lantern's light was more red than green, but the comic book adaptation still drew an estimated $52.7 million on approximately 7,200 screens at 3,816 locations. now i get it, he's sexy and hot, but not enough to carry a superhero flick in my eyes.
Green Lantern's start landed behind the awesome and entertaining X-Men: First Class's $55.1 million and Thor's $65.7 million. It was also less than The Incredible Hulk and the two Fantastic Four movies, and the attendance disparity was only greater. Green Lantern's estimated attendance was even lower than Daredevil and Ghost Rider. now that is a sad sad sad sad comparison, because Daredevil sucked butt!
3D presentations at 2,711 locations accounted for 45 percent of Green Lantern's gross. The 3D share was close to Kung Fu Panda 2 and Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides but down from Thor's 60 percent. Distributor Warner Bros.' exit polling indicated that 64 percent of Green Lantern's audience was male and 63 percent was over 25 years old (19 percent was under 18).
In second place, (Go see it if you have not yet), Super 8 had a decent hold, retreating 40 percent to an estimated $21.3 million (it has a bullish projection for Father's Day) for a District 9-matching $72.8 million haul in ten days. Its percentage drop was much smaller than District 9, Battle: Los Angeles and Cloverfield among others and was on par with Knowing.
Mr. Popper's Penguins slid in to third with an estimated $18.2 million on around 4,200 screens at 3,339 locations. That was tepid for a Jim Carrey comedy or family vehicle and was in the same range as Surf's Up. Distributor 20th Century Fox's research showed that 56 percent of Mr. Popper's audience was female and 58 percent was under 25 years old.
X-Men: First Class ranked fourth with an estimated $11.5 million, which was the lowest-grossing third weekend yet for an X-Men movie. The reboot prequel's tally climbed to $119.9 million in 17 days, also the lowest of the series.
The Hangover Part II rounded out the Top Five with an estimated $9.6 million, off 45 percent for a $232.7 million tally in 25 days. It was followed by Kung Fu Panda 2, which was down a distressing 47 percent to an estimated $8.7 million for a $137.2 million total, also in 25 days.
Midnight in Paris saw the smallest decline among nationwide releases after a slight expansion. The Woody Allen comedy eased ten percent to an estimated $5.2 million, increasing its sum to $21.8 million in 31 days. While usually the best holder on a given weekend, Bridesmaids was the bridesmaid this time, though the comedy was down only 26 percent to an estimated $7.5 million for a stellar $136.8 million total in 38 days.
Meanwhile, The Art of Getting By didn't get by, making a mere estimated $700,000 in its debut at 610 locations.The Tree of Life expanded to 114 locations and made more, coming in at an estimated $1.1 million for a $3.85 million sum in 24 days, but it's no Midnight in Paris.