It was the weekend just before the beginning of the Summer Blockbuster season, so it was rather slow as far as Box Office activity goes. The animated comedy The Pirates! Band of Misfits, from Aardman Animations, did manage to grab the Number 2 slot in its debut at the domestic Box Office and an estimated $11.4 million tally. That film has already been playing well internationally and has a $75 million gross worldwide. Not so fortunate was the horror/mystery film The Raven, in which Edgar Allen Poe pursues a serial killer, which only climbed to the Number 7 slot in its debut with an estimated tally of $7.3 million domestically. Expect the Box Office to explode next weekend, though, as The Avengers debuts here in the states. That film has already hit theaters internationally and broken many records there and the advance sales of domestic tickets are setting records as well. You can see the full preview of this Summer’s sci fi and fantasy films at our Sci Fi Movie page, and you can read more about the weekend Box Office results at this link.
Genre Films at the Box Office the Weekend of April 27-29 (Based on Early Estimates*):
The Pirates! Band of Misfits Rank – 2 (LW – n/a) / Revenue – $11.4 MM / Fresh Rating – 86%
The Hunger Games Rank – 4 (LW – 3) / Revenue – $11.3 MM / Fresh Rating – 86%
The Hunger Games Rank – 7 (LW – n/a) / Revenue – $7.3 MM / Fresh Rating – 21%
Cabin in the Woods Rank – 10 (LW – 6) / Revenue – $4.5 MM / Fresh Rating – 92%
Mirror, Mirror Rank – 13 (LW – 10) / Revenue – $2.2 MM / Fresh Rating – 50%
Wrath of the Titans Rank – 14 (LW – 11) / Revenue – $2.0 MM / Fresh Rating – 25%
Lockout Rank – 16 (LW – 12) / Revenue – $0.9 MM / Fresh Rating – 32%
The Lorax Rank – 17 (LW – 13) / Revenue – $0.9 MM / Fresh Rating – 57%
*Box Office results are based on the weekend’s early estimates and the chart ranks and revenue can change when the final numbers are tallied.