Anthony Hopkins' 'The Rite' Takes Over Box Office's Top Spot

January 31, 2011 02:17:03 GMT

The exorcism thriller beats 'No Strings Attached' to claim the crown despite the fact that it is slammed by critics.


Anthony Hopkins
See larger image
© Warner Bros. Pictures

It's still another slow week at North American Box Office and "The Rite" comes out as the winner. The Anthony Hopkins-starring exorcism thriller, which is inspired by 1970s classic "The Exorcist", possesses the top spot with an estimated $15 million despite poor reviews by critics.

Last week's champion "No Strings Attached" is knocked down to number two with an additional $13.7 million. The R-rated drama that pairs Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher up has earned a total of $39.7 million from its first 10 days.

Another major debut this week is "The Mechanic" which lands on number three with an estimated $11.5 million. "The Green Hornet" follows on number four with $11.5 million. Rounding up the top five, meanwhile, is "The King's Speech" which rakes in an approximately $11.1 million, or increases about 41.3% from last week's cume.

Top Ten Movies at Box Office for January 28-30:

  1. "The Rite" - $15 million
  2. "No Strings Attached" - $13.6 million
  3. "The Mechanic" - $ 11.5 million
  4. "The Green Hornet" - $11.5 million
  5. "The King's Speech" - $11.1 million
  6. "True Grit" - $7.6 million
  7. "The Dilemma" - $5.5 million
  8. "Black Swan" - $5.1 million
  9. "The Fighter" - $4 million
  10. "Yogi Bear" - $3.2 million

© AceShowbiz.com




Post Your Comments


Screen Name
Please Enter   
Comment
 
 
 
RSS
FB
Twitter