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An Assload of People Went to the Movies this Weekend

By Dustin Rowles | Box Office Round-Ups | November 8, 2010 |

By Dustin Rowles | Box Office Round-Ups | November 8, 2010 |

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.

Dustin is the founder and co-owner of Pajiba. You may email him here, follow him on Twitter, or listen to his weekly TV podcast, Podjiba.

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