Another great weekend of new movies is in the books and so goes January 2011. Overall the first month of 2011 had some good movies to offer and we are looking for more great things to come from the new year. Check out the top performing movies for the weekend of January 30th, 2011 below.
Grabbing the top box office position in its opening weekend was the Anthony Hopkins horrific thriller The Rite. Hopkins returns with a Silence of the Lambs type performance as he plays the creepy Father Lucas Trevant who travels to Italy to study at an exorcism school. The Rite looks to have pulled in just over $15 million in its opening weekend. The word of mouth on this film is mixed but the genre is also not necessarily popular across all movie going demographics. Check out this film if you are looking for some edge of your seat action.
In its second weekend at the box office Ashton Kutcher and Natalie Portman’s No Strings Attached continues to see some good success. The romantic comedy, with plenty to see, added $13.7 million for the weekend bringing their two week total to $39.7 million. The duo of Kutcher and Portman is proving to be a successful one as the film is really hitting it big with the romantic movie going crowds.
The Green Hornet also had a great performance for its third weekend at the theaters. The Seth Rogen action comedy was happy to add $10.5 million to their bottom line for the weekend. With $78.8 million in total domestic box office earnings in its first three weeks look for The Green Hornet to pass the $100 million mark sometime in mid to late February.
Another note for this weekend was the opening of the film The Mechanic which made $11.5 million and grabbed the fourth box office weekend spot. The action thriller starring Jason Statham, Ben Foster and Donald Sutherland exceeded expectations for the weekend. Look for this and all films to see a drop in success next weekend having to compete with the Super Bowl on Sunday.
If you want more, check out the entire list of top ten films at the box office for the weekend of January 30th, 2011 below.
Weekend Domestic Box Office Results for January 30th, 2011
Results for Friday, January 28th 2010 - Sunday, January 30th, 2011
|2||No Strings Attached||$13,650,000||$39,742,075||2|
|3||The Green Hornet||$11,500,000||$78,800,655||3|
|5||The King's Speech||$11,102,276||$72,217,183||10|
All data provided by BoxOffice.com.