The weekend estimates are in from the box office, and we once again have proof that movies with high CinemaScores typically hold up way over a long period of time.
In its second week in theaters, “Dolphin Tale” — which received an A+ grade for viewers — dropped only 25.6% from its first run to gross $14.2 million. Without there being any huge hits at the moment out there, this was easily enough to land the movie #1. (It also just passed its $37 million production budget.)
Meanwhile, “Moneyball” also held on well, falling just 36% in its second weekend to ultimately gross $12.5 million. “The Lion King (in 3D)” is probably celebrating its last big weekend thanks to the upcoming DVD release, and thanks to an $11 million total it has nearly reached $80 million domestically.
When it comes to the new releases, “50/50” scored a #4 release over “Courageous” by a slim margin — but it still comes out the loser only because it cost four times as much money to make. (Ultimately, both films are likely to turn a profit.) “Dream House” also joined these two movies in grossing just over $8 million, while “What’s Your Number?” quickly found out that its number was barely in the top 10 at #8, grossing $5.6 million in a disappointing first outing.
What did you see this weekend?
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