Immortals Slays The US Box Office

Theseus and co capture first place

Tarsem Singh and Relativity Media’s prayers were answered this weekend as Gods ‘n’ warriors epic Immortals conquered the US box office with a decent $32 million launch. Adam Sandler’s latest comedy Jack And Jill had to make do with kicking off in second place and $26 million.

The two big new arrivals shoved Puss In Boots down to third, though the adventurous moggie only slipped 22% for $25.5 million, more than enough to stay ahead of Tower Heist in fourth with $13.2 million. And Clint Eastwood’s latest drama, J. Edgar, could only rustle up a fifth-place launch, taking in $11.4 million.

A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas dropped to sixth place from third with $5.9 million, while In Time was seventh with $4.1 million. Paranormal Activity 3 fell to eighth and $3.6 million, with Footloose at ninth with $2.7 million. And rounding out the top 10 was Real Steel, which took $2 million this weekend.

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