Even with a big drop for Conversation Starter Prometheus, the two new wide releases couldn't make a big dent; nobody was holding up their lighter for Tom Cruise or sending Father's Day cards to Sandler. But I'm still curious to see if Rock of Ages can pick up any guilty pleasure WOM and have a non disastrous second weekend. Truth: I always root for musical success -- even when the musicals aren't great -- because I can't live without musicals. Sometimes you gotta take one for the team. If you want more musicals on screen, go see them all!
The best news this weekend was for Moonrise Kingdom which is expanding quite successfully. Your Sister's Sister had the weekend's best per screen average for a brand new film.
box office top five (actuals)
01 MADAGASCAR 3 $34 (cum. $119)
02 PROMETHEUS $20.7 (cum. $89.3) Premiere Fashions
03 ROCK OF AGES new $14.4 Review & Premiere Fashions
04 THAT'S MY BOY new $13.4
05 SNOW WHITE & THE HUNTSMAN $13.2 (cum $122) Review & Sequel Plans
What did you see this past weekend?
Did you take your father? Or maybe you just watched father figures on the big screen? The weekend's best opening,