At The Movies: ‘The Green Hornet’ Stings The Box Office To Take #1


Last weekend, it was a western that had moviegoers attention, but this weekend was won by fans of superheros — leading "The Green Hornet" to the top of the weekend box office.

The superhero comedy film — starring Seth Rogen as a playboy-turned-crimefighter — earned $34 million during its opening weekend, beating out all films by over $10 million in ticket sales.

The weekend’s other major new release, "The Dilemma," opened in the #2 spot with $17.4 million. The comedy stars Vince Vaughn and Kevin James as partners at an automobile design firm.

Down to #3 from #1 last weekend was "True Grit", earning $11.2 million in its fourth weekend; while the historical drama "The King’s Speech" shot up from #9 to #4 with $9 million; and closing out the top 5 was "Black Swan", earning $8.1 million.

Hollywood’s overall revenues this weekend continued the slump that’s persisted through the fall and holiday season. Ticket sales this weekend totaled $115.2 million, down 25 percent compared to the same period last year, when the sci-fi epic "Avatar" continued to dominate at the box office with $42.7 million. Attendance was also down by 27 percent, reports theAssociated Press.

That’s a wrap for this weekend. Next weekend, look out for the release of the Ashton Kutcher and Natalie Portman comedy "No Strings Attached", and the Collin Farrell drama "The Way Back."

This weekend’s top 10 is as follows:

1 – "The Green Hornet," $34 million.
2 – "The Dilemma," $17.4 million.
3 – "True Grit," $11.2 million.
4 – "The King’s Speech," $9 million.
5 – "Black Swan," $8.1 million.
6 – "Little Fockers," $7.1 million.
7 – "Tron: Legacy," $5.6 million.
8 – "Yogi Bear," $5.3 million.
9 – "The Fighter," $5.1 million.
10 – "Season of the Witch," $4.5 million.

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