'Megamind' Stays #1; 'Unstoppable' Leads Newcomers

on November 13, 2010 by Phil Contrino

According to Boxoffice.com's Early Weekend Estimates, Megamind will remain in first place for the second weekend in a row. The latest effort from DreamWorks Animation is on pace for a solid $30 million. A 35% drop is very healthy for an animated film. How to Train Your Dragon fell 34% during its second weekend this past March.

Unstoppable will lead all newcomers and easily finish in second place. The 20th Century Fox release is headed for $24 million. While still a very good opening, Unstoppable's debut falls short of The Book of Eli, Denzel Washington's other 2010 effort. The apocalyptic drama grabbed $33.3 million in January.

Skyline is likely to take in $13 million. That marks another disappointing opening for Universal. The distributor has been plagued by a string of duds this year including Green Zone and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.

Morning Glory is off to a slow start. Paramount's comedy looks like it will fall just shy of $10 million this weekend. Luckily, word-of-mouth seems to be generally positive, so the film still has a good shot at finding a larger audience.

Check back tomorrow for studio weekend estimates.

Additional reporting by Daniel Garris.

Tags: Megamind, Unstoppable, Skyline, Morning Glory

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