Holiday weekends aren't usually too hot for the genre, and Memorial Day was no exception. As expected, THE HANGOVER II and KUNG FU PANDA 2 dominated at the box office, and no new horror movies were released. Sadly, we had a genre-free Top 10.
The highest ranking horror flick was Scott Charles Stewart's PRIEST, which which came in at #11 with $1.7 million in its third week. Duncan Jones' SOURCE CODE remained at #18 with $324,000, which is pretty good for its ninth week. James Wan's INSIDIOUS and Wes Craven's SCREAM 4 both fell out of the Top 20.
Not much to report on otherwise. Next weekend, the only wide release hitting theaters is Matthew Vaughn's X-MEN: FIRST LAST, which I suppose is as close to a genre flick as we'll get. The following week, however, we'll finally see the release of J.J. Abrams' Super 8.
WEEKEND BOX OFFICE
|1. The Hangover Part II
||$ 86.5 Million||NEW|
|2. Kung Fu Panda 2
||$ 48.0 Million||NEW|
|3. Pirates of the Caribbean 4
||$ 39.3 Million||$ 153 Million|
|4. Bridesmaids||$ 16.4 Million||$ 85.0 Million|
|5. Thor||$ 9.4 Million||$ 160 Million|
|6. Fast Five||$ 6.6 Million||$ 196 Million|
|7. Midnight in Paris
||$ 1.9 Million||$ 2.8 Million|
|8. Jumping the Broom
||$ 1.9 Million||$ 34.2 Million|
|9. Something Borrowed||$ 1.8 Million||$ 34.8 Million|
|10. Rio||$ 1.8 Million||$ 153 Million|