Green Lantern Takes The #1 Spot At The Box Office During Slow Weekend

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

Weekend Box Office Results:

  1. 1.Green Lantern —- $52.6 M
  2. Super 8 —- $21.2 M
  3. Mr. Popper’s Penguins —- $18.2 M
  4. X-Men: First Class —- $11.5 M
  5. The Hangover Part II —- $9.6 M
  6. Kung Fu Panda 2 —- $8.7 M
  7. Bridesmaids —- $7.4 M
  8. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides —- $6.2 M
  9. Midnight in Paris —- $5.2 M
  10. Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer —- $2.2 M
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