Box Office Numbers: Underwhelmed


Congratulations, America. Underworld is your number one movie. Yes, we’ve once again proven that vampires and recycled nonsense pulls us into the theater like nothing else. Was this a weekend with nothing but high-quality, widely appealing films? Nope. But Underworld? Really?

I’m even more OK with the success of something like Twilight. I mean, at least there you can claim things like, “I read the books!” Underworld? “I want to see vampires and werewolves and Kate Beckinsale or something!”

Anyway, so that I don’t sound like a totally fuddyduddy, I’ll say that I’m totally fine with Red Tails being number two. While it might be totally awful, at least people were willing to go see something original. Sorry if you got burned, but you have my respect. So there’s something.

See where everything else landed below.

[via Rentrak]

1. Underworld: Awakening – $25,400,000

2. Red Tails – $19,100,000

3. Contraband – $12,240,550

4. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close – $10,545,000

5. Haywire – $9,000,000

6. Beauty and the Beast – $8,556,000

7. Joyful Noise – $6,075,000

8. Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol – $5,540,000

9. Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows – $4,805,000

10. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – $3,750,000