'Wimpy Kid' Sequel Easily Tops 'Sucker Punch' During Yet Another Down Weekend

on March 27, 2011 by Phil Contrino
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules was able to jump a healthy 39% from Friday ($7.3 million) to Saturday ($10.175 million), and 20th Century Fox is estimating that it will top its predecessors debut haul of $22.1 million.  

Sucker Punch is off to a very weak start. Director Zack Snyder's action flick managed $8 million on Friday and then fell 17% on Saturday to $6.7 million. Warner Bros. is reporting that 74% under the audience is under 35 and 64% is male. The overall CinemaScore rating is an underwhelming B-. More than 34,000 Flixster users have given Sucker Punch an approval rating of only 62%. 

Limitless and The Lincoln Lawyer are both holding up very well. While Limitless wasn't exactly a critical darling, moviegoers seem to be enjoying its high-concept premise. Lincoln Lawyer marks a rare moment when moviegoers and critics are on the same page and its impressive 17% drop from last weekend is the best in the marketplace. The Matthew McConaughey vehicle is definitely one of this spring's few sleeper hits.

Comparison Data:

Jan. 1 to March 24, 2011: $2,059,870,000*
Jan. 1 to March 27, 2010: $2,559,411,000
Total Decrease: $499,541,000, -19.5%

March 1 to March 24, 2011: $645,041,000
March 1 to March 27, 2010: $745,183,000
Total Decrease: $100,142,000, -13.4%

March 25 to March 27, 2011: $121,000,000
March 26 to March 28, 2010: $128,651,000
Total Decrease: $7,651,000, -6%

Check back tomorrow for weekend actuals.

Additional reporting by Daniel Garris.

Tags: Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2: Rodrick Rules, Sucker Punch, Limitless, The Lincoln Lawyer
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