Catching A Movie This Weekend?
Seth Rogen slimmed down to star in The Green Hornet. Box office-wise, was it worth it? Eh. The $120 million-ish superhero movie grossed an estimated $40 million over the four-day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend. Its worldwide total stands at about $56 million. “I really think they wanted a little bit more of out of it,” Hollywood.com box-office analyst Paul Dergarabedian said Sunday. “…[But] it’s not a disappointment at all. I don’t know if anyone in January expects to release a film wide and get a summer opening number.” When stacked up against other comic-spawned superhero movies, The Green Hornet (which, yes, we know, got its start in radio) looks pretty mortal.
Estimated grosses for the overall four-day holiday weekend are also included: (Eonline)
The Green Hornet, $34 million ($40 million Friday-Monday)
The Dilemma, $17.8 million ($21.1 million Friday-Monday)
True Grit, $10.9 million ($13.1 million Friday-Monday)
The King’s Speech, $9.2 million ($11.2 million Friday-Monday)
Black Swan, $8.4 million ($10.4 million Friday-Monday)
Little Fockers, $7.2 million ($8.4 million Friday-Monday)
Tron: Legacy, $5.7 million ($6.8 million Friday-Monday)
Yogi Bear, $5.3 million ($7.4 million Friday-Monday)
The Fighter, $5.1 million ($6.2 million Friday-Monday)
Season of the Witch, $4.5 million ($5.3 million Friday-Monday)