The latest DC comic superhero to hit the big screen, Green Lantern, has been off to a rather rocky start. Amid poor reviews and pre-release fan negativity, DC universe’s top space cop opened to a rather slow start. Opening with $52.6 million like Green Lantern did would be great for most movies, but as Warner Brothers spent nearly $200 million making the film, plus another $100 million to distribute, $52.6 million is rather below par.
Unlike Marvel Comic’s two latest big screen adaptions Thor and X-Men: First Class, Green Lantern wasn’t riding off of an early international release buzz; with WB Choosing instead to release it in the US first. Also unlike Thor and First Class, Green Lantern suffered from a large budget, but one not large enough to mask all of its imperfections in CGI (the film is already notorious for making up nearly 50% of its run time on the completely CGI world of Oa).
Also shocking the movie world with a strong second week was J.J. Abrams Super 8, which pulled a $21.2 million weekend. This left the family comedy Mr. Popper’s Penguins with a weak first weekend, scraping $18.2 million for third place.
For the full results of this weekends box office results, check them out below
- 1.Green Lantern —- $52.6 M
- Super 8 —- $21.2 M
- Mr. Popper’s Penguins —- $18.2 M
- X-Men: First Class —- $11.5 M
- The Hangover Part II —- $9.6 M
- Kung Fu Panda 2 —- $8.7 M
- Bridesmaids —- $7.4 M
- Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides —- $6.2 M
- Midnight in Paris —- $5.2 M
- Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer —- $2.2 M