Studio Estimates (April 17-19):
1. 17 Again – $24 million
2. State of Play – $14 million
3. Monsters vs. Aliens – $12.9 million
4. The Hannah Montana Movie – $12.7 million
5. Fast & Furious – $12.3 million
6. Crank: High Voltage – $6.5 million
Like no surprise, 17 Again won the box office with $24 million this weekend. The surprise result for the political thriller, State of Play, was runner-up with $14 million. And rounding out the Top 5, Monsters vs. Aliens snuck up behind Hannah Montana and Fast & Furious for the third spot. The other new release of the weekend, Crank: High Voltage, failed to land on the Top 5 with a weak $6.5 million gross.
As for our predictions, looks like Chris edged out my predictions very slightly. Though we all predicted 17 Again to take the #1 spot, Chris was the only one to predict all of the Top 5 films. Once again, my gross predictions were the best but my failure to include State of Play in the Top 5 lost it for me this time around.
Check back on Friday for our new predictions. There are four new wide releases: Earth, Fighting, The Soloist, and Obsessed.