$231.2 M for ‘Alice’ in Two Weeks

on March 19, 2010 by Daniel Garris

Disney's Alice in Wonderland rounded out its second week in theatres with another impressive first place finish on Thursday. The Tim Burton directed 3D film starring Johnny Depp grossed $5.12 million. That was up a solid 9 percent over Wednesday, though it should be noted that most wide releases experienced healthy increases over their respective performances on St. Patrick's Day. Alice in Wonderland held up nicely for a film of its size in its second week of release and as a result the film experienced a decline of just 24 percent from last Thursday. Alice in Wonderland was easily the week's top film with a weekly haul of $84.62 million. That was down 42 percent from the previous week and brings the film's two-week domestic total to a massive $231.24 million.

Paramount's She's Out of My League had a very nice day as the R-rated comedy was up one spot and 25 percent from Wednesday. She's Out of My League grossed $1.03 million on Thursday, which placed the film in second. Wednesday's performance for She's Out of My League was impacted more than any other film in release by St. Patrick's Day, which in turn helped the film experience Thursday's largest percentage increase. She's Out of My League finished in third for the week with a solid $13.94 million.

Green Zone slid one spot to third with a daily take of $0.98 million. Universal's action-thriller starring Matt Damon was up 3 percent from Wednesday, which marked one of the day's poorer daily holds among wide releases. That isn't a good sign for the expensive production as it heads into its second week of release. For the week Green Zone finished in second with $18.74 million. While that isn't too far away from lowered pre-release expectations, it is quite disappointing given the film's budget.

Summit's Remember Me remained in sixth place, but was up 20 percent from Wednesday with a daily take of $0.64 million. Like She's Out of My League, Remember Me also rebounded nicely after experiencing a large decline on St. Patrick's Day. The Robert Pattinson vehicle grossed $10.67 million in its first week of release, which placed the film in fifth for the frame (Paramount's Shutter Island finished in fourth for the week with $11.15 million).

Our Family Wedding finished up its first week of release with a daily take of $0.52 million. The PG-13 comedy from Fox Searchlight grossed $9.87 million in its first seven days. That was in line with expectations and was good enough for sixth place for the week.

Tags: Our Family Wedding, Remember Me, Green Zone, She's Out of My League, Alice in Wonderland

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