Weekend Receipts: Act of Valor Blows Away Competition

Hollywood's biggest winners this weekend weren't confined just to the Kodak Theater (or whatever they call it now). A new-release frame well-known for its particularly aromatic qualities nevertheless had its success stories, led by an elite squad of Navy SEALs and our old friend Tyler Perry. Naturally. Your Weekend Receipts are here.

1. Act of Valor
Gross: $24,700,000 (new)
Screens: 3,039 (PSA $8,128)
Weeks: 1

As predicted, bad reviews couldn't keep the flag-waving faithful away. Meanwhile, go ahead and predict the second-week percentage drop in the comments. I'll say 62 percent.

2. Good Deeds
Gross: $16,000,000 (new)
Screens: 2,132 (PSA $7,505)
Weeks: 1

Clearly needed more headshots — preferably with Madea doing the shooting.

3. Journey 2: The Mysterious Island
Gross: $13,475,000 ($76,731,000)
Screens: 3,350 (PSA: $4,022)
Weeks: 3 (Change: -32.1%)

4. Safe House
Gross: $11,400,000 ($98,100,000)
Screens: 3,052 (PSA $3,735)
Weeks: 3 (Change: -51.8%)

Both Journey 2 and Safe House continue to hold remarkably well after three weeks of release. Which is to say: Who is still seeing these? Especially on the weekend everyone's supposedly catching up on Oscar contenders?

5. The Vow
Gross: $26,600,000 ($88,527,000)
Screens: 2,958 (PSA $8,993)
Weeks: 2 (Change: -35.4%)

Seriously, I'm asking.

8. Wanderlust
Gross: $6,600,000 (new)
Screens: 2,002 (PSA $3,297)
Weeks: 1

It could always get worse, Jennifer Aniston! You could have been...

9. Gone
Gross: $5,000,000 (new)
Screens: 2,186 (PSA $2,287)
Weeks: 1

...Amanda Seyfried. Or maybe it couldn't get worse? That's fine, though: Box office aside, I know a certain distinction that nobody can take away from either of these bottom dwellers. Congrats!

[Figures via Box Office Mojo]

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  • MartiniShark says:

    Wow, while I didn't hold much faith in "Wanderlust", breaking in at only #8 is rough! And how do you explain the hold that "Journey" has had? Is there really such a demand to see The Rock on the back of a mammoth honey bee?

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