Box Office Mojo
Snow White proved to be the fairest of them all at the U.S. box office this weekend while Prometheus has already begun taking the world by storm and Piranha 3DD turned out to be nothing more than a bottom feeder.
The dark fantasy retelling of a classic fairy tale took the top spot at the box office, doing better than expected. Snow White and the Huntsman raked in $56.26 million for the weekend, the fourth highest opening weekend of the year, according to Box Office Mojo.
That knocked Men in Black 3 down to second place with $29.6 million. The Will Smith threequel only dropped 46% from its opening weekend, which is actually a really strong holdover, although its numbers are still not quite on a par with Men in Black 2’s run.
That’s leaves us with Piranha 3DD, a lowest common denominator movie whose numbers were even lower. Dimension only released the sequel on 86 movie screens nationwide while simultaneously making it available by way of VOD. We don’t have totals as to how it did on VOD, but its pathetic $179,000 big screen opening makes you wonder why they bothered putting it in theaters at all. That’s barely more than $2,000 per screen. Those are pretty terrible numbers. We’re talking Creature bad here.
Next week Charlize Theron goes into battle with herself as Ridley Scott’s highly anticipated Alien non-quel Prometheus finally opens. The film already opened to big numbers in the UK, France, and Russia as well as 13 other international locales. It will be very interesting to see how a big budget R-rated sci-fi horror movie fares at the summer box office.
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