Here’s this week’s box-office breakdown: An assload of people paid to see Megamind ($47 million), a crap load watched Due Date ($33 million), and a goodly number saw For Colored Girls ($20 million). Bunches are continuing to turn out for Red ($8.8 million; $71 million cumulative), while $8 million worth of movie goers who must have been exceedingly bored watched Saw.
Fair Game debuting in only 46 theaters made a somewhat respectable $15,000 per theater, for $700,000, while 127 Hours, which opened in four theaters, made an outstanding $66.500 per theater in mostly sold-out shows. Four Lions, the terrorist comedy, kind of fizzles, grossing only $5,600 per theater in eight locations.
The $155 million in movie grosses overall also represents the biggest opening weekend in November of all time, surpassing the $153 million in 2003.