Sorry Justin Bieber, Adam Sandler Has More Box-Office Power Than You! "Just Go With It" Opened at No. 1 with $31M
Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston narrowly beat Justin Bieber but in the end, "Just Go With It" debuted at the top spot with $31 million compared to "Never Say Never" which opened at No. 2 with a very close $30.3 million box-office take.
My quick take on "Just Go With It?" Predictable but it's fun to see Aniston in her Rachel mode again! The Sony comedy opened during Aniston's birthday so this should make the actress happy, no?
And Biever, as much as tweens worldwide love him, failed to match Miley Cyrus' "Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert." That is still the record-holder for music-documentary debuts and it opened with $31.1 million in 2008.
But you know what? I actually enjoyed "Never Say Never." Yes, I know, but I like the way the film focused on the marketing of a star, how advertising can make anyone be a Bieber-like phenomenon!
Entering at No. 3 is Disney's remimagining of the popular Shakespeare tale now known as "Gnomeo & Juliet." Featuring the voices of James McAvoy and Emily Blunt, this garden gnomes tale debuted with $25.5 million.
Another new movie opening this weekend, "The Eagle" starring Channing Tatum and Jamie Bell, debuted at No. 4 with $8.6 million. Apparently, this was what Focus Features was expecting so way to go Channing! (Check out my review of "The Eagle" right here, and my one-on-one interviews with Channing Tatum, Jamie Bell, and director Kevin Macdonald)
Previous weekend's box-office champ, Sony's "The Roomate" fell waaay below to No. 5 with $8.4 million.
Here's the Top 10 box-office films this Valentine's weekend!
1. "Just Go With It," $31 million.
2. "Justin Bieber: Never Say Never," $30.3 million.
3. "Gnomeo & Juliet," $25.5 million.
4. "The Eagle," $8.6 million.
5. "The Roommate," $8.4 million.
6. "The King's Speech," $7.4 million.
7. "No Strings Attached," $5.6 million.
8. "Sanctum," $5.1 million.
9. "True Grit," $3.8 million.
10. "The Green Hornet," $3.6 million.
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