Box office topped by Puss in Boots over Tower Heist, Harold and Kumar 3D
Paramount Pictures' Puss in Boots stayed on well in its sophomore weekend run at the box office, showing a mere 3% change and grossing a first-placing $33 million estimate. The animated family adventure disappointed Universal's Tower Heist despite losing to the Ben Stiller, Eddie Murphy, Casey Affleck and Matthew Broderick starrer on Friday.
Total domestic cume for Puss in Boots is now just over $75 million while overseas, with a cast including the Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek and Zach Galifianakis.
Weekend Day-by-Day Breakdown for Puss in Boots:
- Friday: $7.8 million.
- Saturday: $15.1 million.
- Sunday: $1-.13 million (estimate)
Tower Heist fell within its estimated $25-$30 million weekend debut, making $25.08 million at an average of $7,450 from 3,367 theaters. Also in the comedy crime flick helmed by Brett Ratner are Téa Leoni, Gabourey Sidibe, Stephen Henderson, Judd Hirsch, Michael Peña and Alan Alda.
In third, Warner Bros. Pictures' A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas earned $13.06 million from 2,875 theaters. Comedy starring John Cho, Kal Penn, Neil Patrick Harris, Paula Garces and Danneel Harris, averaged $4,544 per theater.
Paramount's Paranormal Activity 3 horror showed a 54% change in its third weekend at play, making $8.5 million and brought its total domestic cume to over $95.3 million.
Rounding off the top five films this weekend, 20th Century Fox's entertaining In Time sci-fi pic starring Justin Timberlake and Amanda Seyfried grossed $7.7 million. Domestically, the Andrew Niccol-directed and scripted film has made over $24.2 million.
No indie release made any sort of impression with Anchor Bay Films' The Son of No One starring Channing Tatum, Katie Holmes and Al Pacino among others, turning in a paltry $19,800 from 11 theaters. In fact, Music Box Films' opener Young Goethe in Love earned a bigger average of $3,083 from 6 venues, when debuting with $18,500.
Year-to-date revenue is at $8.66 billion vs. 2010's $9.020, down by 3.96% while attendance is down by 4.81%.