After two weeks at the U.S. box office champion, The Mercenaries were not able to overcome the premieres and fell to third place. Sylvester Stallone’s film grossed $ 9.5 million, down 44% over the last week. Who’s got the first place was the horror The Last Exorcism, produced by Eli Roth movie about a priest called to perform an exorcism in a small town in the southern United States, which made 21.3 million dollars.
Just below The Last Exorcism, was Takers, another premiere week. The production features some familiar names in the cast, including Matt Dillon, Paul Walker and Zoe Saldana, and tells the story of a group of robbers who ends up being pursued by two detectives after a big hit. Takers grossed $ 21 million and nearly took the first place.
With these two premieres, virtually all movies have suffered decline over the last week. The exceptions were due to The Other Guys, action-comedy starring Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell, which remained in fifth place with over 6.6 million dollars, and adventure playground Returns Nanny McPhee Returns, who sustained the eighth place earning 4 7 million.
The week also had another highlight: the reestreia Avatar, now with additional scenes. While the absolute numbers left much to be desired, with only 4 million raised, the film by James Cameron got the third best average in U.S. dollars for x room, behind the two premieres of the week. Still, the extended edition of Avatar could not appear in the Top Ten.
Check below the ten biggest box office weekend in U.S.:
1 – The Last Exorcism – $ 21,300,000 (total tax revenue: $ 21,300,000)
2 – Takers – $ 21,000,000 ($ 21,000,000)
3 – The Mercenaries – $ 9,500,000 ($ 9,500,000)
4 – Eat, Pray, Love – $ 7,000,000 ($ 60,716,000)
5 – The Other Guys – $ 6,600,000 ($ 99,300,000)
6 – Vampires Suck – $ 5,300,000 ($ 27,912,000)
7 – The Source – $ 5,105,000 ($ 270,749,000)
8 – Nanny McPhee Returns – $ 4,743,000 ($ 17,020,000)
9 – Love Matches – $ 4,658,000 ($ 16,484,000)
10 – Piranha 3D – $ 4,308,000 ($ 18,272,000)