Megamind held on to the top spot for the second weekend in a row, banking $30 million cold, to bring its overall total to $90 million after 10 days. It dropped only 34 percent week to week, which is good for 1,256th small week-to-week percentage drop of all time.
That was the statistical highlight of the week.
Unstoppable, the Denzel Washington/Chris Pine starrer about a train that goes really fast, debuted at number two, with $23 million. Damn train wasn’t fast enough, I guess. That is the 416th biggest opening weekend of all time. Congratulations Tony Scott. Due Date held on to number three, dropping 52 percent, which is good for 2,762nd small week to week drop of all time, and after two weeks, it’s the 948th largest grossing film in the history of the box office (not adjusted for inflation). Skyline, hidden from critics until the day of, managed to dupe $11 million out of unsuspecting sci-fi fans.
Finally, Morning Glory only managed a weak number five debut, putting up $9.6 million over the weekend, and $12.2 million since its Wednesday opening. This saddens me. I blame the terrible commercials, which suggested that it was a Katherine Heigl-type movie. And maybe it was … a little. But Rachel McAdams was so unfuckingbelievably spectacular in this movie, and so infectious, and winsome and drop dead gorgeous, that it made up for the narrative faults. So, if you didn’t go see Morning Glory, maybe reconsider next weekend (you don’t really want to see Harry Potter, right?). And guys? I know it’s not you’re kind of movie, but here are five solid reasons to go see Morning Glory.