Weekly Box Office: X-Men Surprises (in a bad way) and a Bunch of Trailers I Didn’t Watch

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Did you see X-Men: First Class?  I did.  Plenty of other people did, but probably not as many as Marvel and 20th Century Fox were hoping for.

Weekend Box Office (6/3/11)

It’s no surprise that X-Men: First Class claimed the top spot this weekend, but what is surprising is that it pulled in “just” $56M, which is a smaller opening haul than Thor.  While it’s still respectable, I would have expected a higher opening weekend for such a highly anticipated movie.

  1. X-Men: First Class, $56M (opening weekend)
  2. The Hangover Part II, $32.4M
  3. Kung Fu Panda 2, $24.3M
  4. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, $18M, with an overall gross of $190M
  5. Bridesmaids, $12.1M
  6. Thor, $4.2M
  7. Fast Five, $3.24M, and finally broke $200M this weekend, with an overall gross of $202M
  8. Midnight in Paris, $2.92M
  9. Jumping the Broom, $865K
  10. Something Borrowed, $835K

Trailers (of Note)

[Note: I didn’t have a chance to preview all the trailers for this week, so apologies in advance if the linked trailers are bad quality or old.]

There’s really only one that everyone’s talking about, and that’s the trailer for the next installment of the Twilight franchise, Breaking Dawn.


The official trailer for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (US version) is now available online – remember, we only had a bootleg version before – so that’s not really new, but we’ll still include it for the better quality.


We’ve also got a trailer for The Rise of the Planet of the Apes, with everyone’s favorite stoner, James Franco.


Jeremy Piven and Jessica Alba team up for Spy Kids 4: All the Time in the World.


There’s a movie called Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark.  No clue what this one is about!


Lastly, we have Love, Wedding, Marriage, which looks cute.

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