Despite the mixed reviews, DreamWorks 3D animation “Megamind” debuted with $47.7 this weekend. A comedy that centers on the supervillain, who discovers that defeating his superhero nemesis lives his life without a purpose, did a little better than the March’s hit “How to Train Your Dragon,” but not as good as the pre-release polling suggested – $55-60 million.
Warner Bros. comedy “Due Date” starring an odd couple of Robert Downey, Jr. and Zack Galifinakis neither impressed critics much, but landed on second spot with $33,5 million. Tyler Perry’s drama “For Colored Girls” featuring an impressive actress ensemble made $20,1 million on only 2, 217 screens. “Red” still refuses to give up its positions, having dropped only 17,4% from last weekend, and taking fourth place with $8,8 million – which gives it $71.8 million in total.
Last week’s leader “Saw 3D,” as predicted fell many stories down, landing 63.8% below its successful opening – $8.2 million, which results in 10-day gross of $38.8 million. “127 Hours” made $266,000 which is an achievement for a film released in just four theaters. Also in limited release, Doug Liman’s “Fair Game” starring Naomi Watts and Sean Penn made $700,00 on 46 screens.