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

on November 14, 2010 by Phil Contrino

According to studio 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 is leading all newcomers and will easily finish in second place. The 20th Century Fox release is headed for $23.5 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 landed with a thud, taking in $11.7 million. Moviegoers are clearly not enjoying the film because it received a D- overall rating from CinemaScore. 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 relatively slow start. Paramount's comedy 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. The CinemaScore rating is a B. Paramount is reporting that 72% of the audience was female, and 89% was over 25.

Check back tomorrow for weekend actuals.

Additional reporting by Daniel Garris.


Tags: Morning Glory, Skyline, Megamind, Unstoppable

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