Box Office 2/6/2011
Sony/Screen Gems’ thriller TThe Roommate topped the weekend box office thanks to young females, grossing an estimated $15.6 million to easily best Universal’s Australian cave adventure-thriller Sanctum 3D.
Among holdovers at the box office, Paramount/Spyglass romantic comedy No Strings Attached jumped the $50 million mark in its third weekend, grossing an estimated $8.4 million from 3,030 theaters for a cume of $51.8 million, according to Rentrak.
No Strings came in No. 3, followed by the Weinstein Co.’s The King’s Speech at No. 4. King’s Speech grossed an estimated $8.3 million from 2,584 locations for a cume of $84.1 million.
King’s Speech continued to feel the benefits of multiple Oscar nominations, falling only 25% from the previous weekend.
Among other award frontrunners, Paramount and Skydance Prods.’s True Grit fell 37% to an estimated $4.7 million for a cume of $155 million — one of the best showings of all time for a Western. The film placed No. 8.
Fox Searchlight’s Black Swan came in No. 10, grossing an estimated $3.4 million from 1,977 theaters for a cume of $95.9 million. the film fell 34%.
Roadside Attractions’ Biutiful, earning Javier Bardem a best acting nomination, grossed an estimated $731,209 as it expanded to 177 screens for a per location average of $4,131.
Back on the top 10 box office chart, New Line/Warner Bros.’ The Rite slipped to No. 6 in its second weekend, declining 62% to an estimated $5.6 million from 2,985 runs.
The Rite’s cume is $23.7 million, not that far ahead of CBS Films’ The Mechanic, which declined 53% in its second weekend to an estimated $5.4 million from 2,704 theaters for a total $20.1 million. Mechanic came in No. 7.
Rite was beat by Sony’s The Green Hornet, which placed No. 5. Hornet declined 45% to an estimated $6.1 million for a cume of $87.2 million in its fourth weekend.