Weekend Receipts: Unknown Tops Box Office, I Am Number Four May Have Accurately Labeled Itself

The box office is turning into a derby this weekend! Films keep pulling ahead, falling behind, showing legs, fading away -- who knew it could be this exciting? The one constant has been Unknown, which has held the number one spot all weekend and is not letting go. Sadly, it was not such a great weekend to be a formerly in love couple or pair of cross-dressing family members. Your likely soon-to-change weekend receipts are here.

1. Unknown

Gross: $22,500,000 (new)

Screens: 3,043

Weeks: 1

Liam Neeson is kind of starting to kill it with these sleeper thriller flicks. Remember Taken? That movie came out of nowhere to make $145,000,000 after a pretty similar opening weekend. This also bodes well for January Jones, who with X-Men: First Class coming out soon, might be able to ditch the mean mom persona and instead become a frosty leading lady on the big screen!

2. Gnomeo & Juliet

Gross: $19,000,000 ($50,000,000)

Screens: 3,014

Weeks: 2

Well, it looks like we know what you did with the kids this weekend.

3. I Am Number Four

Gross: $18,500,000 (new)

Screens: 3,154

Weeks: 1

I Am Number Four is BARELY holding on to the third position and is likely dropping to number four for the four-day holiday weekend. The battle for Glee's first big screen superstar is still going strong.

4. Just Go With It

Gross: $17,700,000 ($60,200,000)

Screens: 3,548

Weeks: 2

Lea Michele is no doubt spending her President's Day taking every person she has ever met in her life to see this critically panned rom com. I mean, it's the only way this film is still performing. Right?

5. Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son

Gross: $16,000,000 (new)

Screens: 2,821

Weeks: 1

Can we stop making these now? Please?

[ Numbers via Deadline ]



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