'Alice' retains boxoffice crown
'Green Zone' opens at No. 2Disney’s “Alice in Wonderland” topped all comers on Friday, ringing up an estimated $17.4 million in domestic coin, as Tim Burton’s 3D fantasy began what is sure to be a repeat No. 1 performance at the weekend boxoffice.
The pic’s bodacious Friday boxoffice suggests a sophomore-session tally of $60 million or more for the Johnny Depp starrer, which took in $116 million last weekend. A modest drop of less than 50%, this frame would see “Alice” soaring north of $200 million in cumulative boxoffice through Sunday.
Four wide openers this session marked sluggish starts Friday.
Universal opened Paul Greengrass’ “Green Zone” with $5 million in Friday boxoffice. That was the second-highest tally among daily grossers, but the so-so sum reinforces a sense that the Iraq War thriller will be limited to the mid-teen millions for the weekend.
Elsewhere among the market entrants, Summit Entertainment’s Robert Pattinson starrer “Remember Me” debuted in third place with $3.6 million. That was roughly in line with modest pre-release expectations for the romantic drama this weekend.
Paramount’s romantic comedy “She’s Out of My League” wooed $3.3 million in fourth place in its first day of release, while Fox Searchlight’s Forest Whitaker starrer “Our Family Wedding” fetched $2.5 million in fifth.