Friday Box Office – HALL PASS Number One with a Weak $4.6 Million; DRIVE ANGRY Can’t Crash the Top Five

     February 26, 2011


Traditionally the last week in February is no barn burner in terms of ticket sales.  Sure, last year saw Shutter Island open to over $14 million on its first Friday but in 2011 it looks like that figure will be hard for any release to top after three days let alone one.  The new Farrelly Brother’s comedy Hall Pass led on Friday with a weak $4.6 million from its 2,950 locations.  Last weekend’s number one film Unknown was not far behind with $3.9 million.  Without a strong Friday showing, and with its R rating taken into account, we should see Hall Pass slide down to number three by Sunday.  That’s good news for Gnomeo and Juliet which has a real shot at topping the box office for the first time in its three week run. Finally, what can I say about Summit’s Drive Angry?  Nic Cage’s latest action flick brought in just $1.6 million on Friday from its 2,290 locations (97% of which screened the film in 3D).  That is $2 million less than Cage saw for Season of the Witch just six weeks ago. Details and analysis tomorrow.

Title Friday Total
1 Hall Pass $4,600,000 $4.6
2 Unknown $3,900,000 $34.3
3 Just Go With It $3,200,000 $71.4
4 Gnomeo $ Juliet $3,100,000 $64
5 I Am Number Four $3,100,000 $29.8

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