Knowing Is Nice At The Box Office
Knowing pulled in $24.8 million over the weekend and landed in the top spot at the weekend box office.
The Nicolas Cage sci-fi thriller was the widest of the new releases and had the biggest marketing push, and those efforts paid off. Opening at the number 2 spot with $18 million was I Love You, Man, the Paul Rudd-Jason Segel arrested development comedy. Rounding out the top 3 was the last of the new wide releases, Duplicity, with the Clive Owen-Julia Roberts romantic caper pulling in a so-so $14.4 million.
Last weekend’s number 1, Race to Witch Mountain, fell to the fourth spot with a $13 million take and a $44.7 million ten-day total. Watchmen, meanwhile, clung on to the fifth spot but did not slow its plunge, finishing the weekend with $6.7 million and a $98.1 million total.
In the specialty market, Sin Nombre opened with a respectable $77,400 across 6 theaters, or a $12,900 per-theater average. Documentary Valentino: The Last Emperor, about the fashion industry legend Valentino, bowed well with a $20,300 weekend in just one theater. Lastly, Spanish drama Mancora opened with a tepid $5,800 across 2 theaters, or a $2,900 per-theater average.
Check out the top 12 below, or head over to Box Office Mojo for the full weekend chart.
New releases highlighted in yellow
|TW||LW||Title (click to view)||Studio||Weekend Gross||% Change||Theater Count / Change||Average||Total Gross||Budget*||Week #|
|2||N||I Love You, Man||P/DW||$18,005,000||-||2,711||-||$6,641||$18,005,000||-||1|
|4||1||Race to Witch Mountain||BV||$13,004,000||-46.7%||3,187||-||$4,080||$44,715,000||-||2|
|6||3||The Last House on the Left (2009)||Uni.||$5,921,000||-58.1%||2,402||+1||$2,465||$24,047,000||-||2|
|9||5||Tyler Perry’s Madea Goes to Jail||LGF||$2,510,000||-50.9%||1,835||-368||$1,368||$87,208,000||-||5|
|11||7||Paul Blart: Mall Cop||Sony||$1,875,000||-39.9%||1,762||-519||$1,064||$141,084,000||$26||10|
|12||8||He’s Just Not That Into You||WB (NL)||$1,270,000||-56.8%||1,302||-588||$975||$91,564,000||-||7|
Tags: Box Office, Clive Owen, Duplcity, I Love You Man, Jason Segel, Julia Roberts, Knowing, Mancora, Nicolas Cage, Paul Rudd, Race to Witch Mountain, Sin Nombre, Valentino: The Last Emperor, Watchmen