Via Online Movie Slut

Super 8 is the new No. 1 movie in America. The J.J. Abrams‘s sci-fi film topped the box office charts during its debut weekend by taking in a predictable $37 million. But the release of the Steven Spielberg flick, also brought films like last week’s winner X-Men: First Class and the record-breaking The Hangover Part II down… a considerable amount. X-Men: First Class in only its second week in theaters managed to come in second place, with $25 million, which is quite a drop from it’s opening weekend numbers (and more people should have seen it because it’s the better film!).

  1. Super 8 | NEW | Paramount  | Weekend Gross $37,000,000 | Average Per Theater $10,950 | Total Gross $38,000,000 | Film’s Budget – $50 | Week 1
  2. X-Men: First Class | Last Week #1 | Fox | Weekend Gross $25,000,000 | Average Per Theater $6,771 | Total Gross $98,894,000 | Film’s Budget – $160 | Week 2
  3. The Hangover II | Last Week #2 | Warner Brothers | Weekend Gross $18,500,000 | Average Per Theater $5,034 | Total Gross $216,560,000 | Film’s Budget – $80 | Week 3
  4. Kung Fu Panda 2 | Last Week #3 | Paramount/Dream Works | Weekend Gross $16,635,000  | Average Per Theater $4,234 | Total Gross $126,904,000 | Film’s Budget – $150 | Week 3
  5. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides | Last Week #4| Buena Vista | Weekend Gross $10,846,000 | Average Per Theater $3,159 | Total Gross $208,774,000 | Film’s Budget – $250 | Week 4
  6. Bridesmaids | Last Week #5 | Universal | Weekend Gross $10,154,000 | Average Per Theater $3,475 | Total Gross $123,904,000 | Film’s Budget – $32.5 | Week 5
  7. Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer | NEW | Relativity  | Weekend Gross $6,267,000 | Average Per Theater $2,483 | Total Gross $6,267,000 | Film’s Budget – $20 | Week 1
  8. Midnight in Paris | Last Week #8 | Sony Classics | Weekend Gross $6,146,000 | Average Per Theater $6,511 | Total Gross $14,225,000 | Film’s Budget – $30 | Week 4
  9. Thor | Last Week #6 | Paramount | Weekend Gross $2,370,000 | Average Per Theater $1,330 | Total Gross $173,600,000 | Film’s Budget – $150 | Week 6
  10. Fast Five | Last Week #7| Universal | Weekend Gross $1,714,000 | Average Per Theater $1,290 | Total Gross $205,081,000 | Film’s Budget – $125 | Week 7

Also new in theaters was the kids’ Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer, which other than being a film with a self-explanatory title, was also a big fail in theaters. The film made the bottom half of top ten movies, but had a weekend gross of only $6.2 million. What a bummer!

What did you watch this weekend?