Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Download Ex Machina
Before the DVD release on 8th June
The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
Take a survey for the chance to win an iPad
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
Chris Pine Circles A Key Role In Wonder Woman
Warner Bros. has him in talks to be Steve Trevor
St. Paul's Explodes In New London Has Fallen Posters
Someone call Christopher Wren
Cop Car Trailer Joyrides Online
Jon Watts brings home the (Kevin) Bacon
Patricia Highsmith's Ripley Heads For TV
All five novels to get serial treatment
Woody Harrelson And Laura Dern To Meet Wilson
Co-starring in the Daniel Clowes comic adaptation
Jackie Earle Haley Joins Birth Of A Nation
Playing a slave patrol captain in Nate Parker's drama
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
22 March 2013
Reynolds Not Keen On Justice League
The Green Lantern ain't too excited
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
Green Lantern (2011)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Green Lantern Tops US Box Office
Mr Popper's Penguins waddle to third

18 June 2011  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Box Office Mojo

submit to reddit

Green Lantern Tops US Box Office

Most likely due to some seriously mixed reviews, Green Lantern managed to score a first-place launch at the American box office this weekend, but never quite soared, earning $52.6 million in its first three days. Depending on the word of mouth from cinemagoers, it’ll really have to work hard to get into profit, especially since the budget and advertising cost calculations run between the $250-300 million level.

Still, it was enough to knock Super 8 from its perch at the top. JJ Abrams’ nostalgic alien action drama managed to hold on to a sizeable chunk of its audience, dropping just 40% to make $21.2 million this weekend. It beat out the other wide new arrival, Jim Carrey family comedy Mr Popper’s Penguins, which, despite a stronger showing on Friday, debuted in third with $18.2 million. There’s a chance it could creep up once the final figures are tallied, but we doubt it’ll challenge Super 8. In fourth place, X-Men: First Class continued to do decent business, taking in $11.5 million, while The Hangover 2 rounded off the top five with $9.6 million. Warner Bros. will still be pleased, though – the sequel passed the original film’s worldwide gross today.

Kung Fu Panda 2 slipped to sixth with $8.7 million, while Bridesmaids went down to seventh with $7.4 million. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides sank to eighth with $6.2 million and Midnight in Paris fell one place to ninth and $5.2 million. Finally, in 10th, we find underperforming kid pic Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer, which made $2.2 million.

To check out all the stats in brightest day and darkest night, swear an oath to Box Office Mojo.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

David Dobkin Plans King Arthur Pic
Yep, another one
Todd Field Accepts The Creed Of Violence
Update: He's got the funds to make it


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Podcast #162: Hugh Laurie
Is there a doctor in the house?

Who Are The New Mutants?
Fox’s X-Men spin-off features a bunch of fresh faces. Here’s what you need to know...

Stoical Supermen: 10 Quiet Heroes That Get Stuff Done
Silent but deadly...

Ana Lily Amirpour On A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night
'There's nothing sexier than a vampire...'

Rick Baker: Creature By Creature
The make-up effects titan on his greatest creations

12 Of The Weirdest Things Jean-Claude Van Damme Has Done On Camera
Outside of his movies, that is...

Spooks: An Oral History
Cast and crew on the spy smash

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month!

Subscribe and save 44%

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device

Subscribe and save 44%

Subscribe now and save up to 67%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)