Studio Estimates for Feb. 5-7:
1. Dear John – $32.4 million
2. Avatar – $23.6 million
3. From Paris With Love – $8.1 million
4. Edge of Darkness – $7 million
5. Tooth Fairy – $6.5 million
And the numbers are in… Avatar lands the runner-up spot this weekend at the box office! Not that $23.6 million isn’t still insanely impressive for a film’s 8th weekend, but it has finally been defeated. What film had the strength and power to take down the unstoppable Avatar?
Dear John. Yup, the Nicholas Sparks romantic-tearfest cashed in $32.4 million this weekend, giving it the title of the #1 movie in America.
Although my prediction for Avatar was on the money, Dear John really surprised me by nearly doubling my prediction. The rest of the Top 5 were From Paris with Love ($8.1 million), Edge of Darkness ($7 million), and Tooth Fairy ($6.5 million).
Check back on Friday for some brand new predictions when three new films hit the theaters: Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief, Valentine’s Day, and The Wolfman.