It was opening weekend for two blockbuster movies: Justin Bieber’s: Never Say Never and Adam Sandler’s Just Go With It. Both films did extremely well at the box office, but Never Say Never came out on top.
Young girls lined up around the corners of the theatres last night to get in to see a documentary of Justin Bieber’s rise to fame in Justin Bieber’s: Never Say Never. And they did not come out disappointed, but rather with hoarse throats from screaming in their seats for the 16 year old superstar. To read an inspiring review by KC Kelly of Justin Bieber’s: Never Say Never, click here!
A more calm audience came out of Adam Sandler and Jennifer Anniston’s film, Just Go With It, still happy, but mostly stating that this is not something they did not expect from an Adam Sandler movie. However, they were amused.
These were the top 10 movies for Friday, February 11, 2011:
1. Justin Bieber: Never Say Never 3D (Paramount) NEW [3,105 Theaters]
Friday $12.5M, Estimated Weekend $28M
2. Just Go With It (Sony Pictures) NEW [3,548 Theaters]
Friday $10M, Estimated Weekend $30M
3. Gnomeo and Juliet (Disney) NEW [2,994 Theaters]
Friday $5.8M, Estimated Weekend $22M
4. Eagle (Focus Features) NEW [2,296 Theaters]
Friday $3M, Estimated Weekend $8.5M
5. The Roommate (Screen Gems/Sony) Week 2 [2,534 Theaters]
Friday $2.4M (-62%), Estimated Weekend $7.5M, Estimated Cume $25.2M
6. The King’s Speech (The Weinstein Co) Week 12 [2,263 Theaters]
Friday $1.9M, Estimated Weekend $7M, Estimated Cume $93.4M
7. No Strings Attached (Paramount) Week 4 [2,756 Theaters]
Friday $1.7M, Estimated Weekend $5.5M, Estimated Cume $59.7M
8. Sanctum 3D (Universal) Week 2 [2,789 Theaters]
Friday $1.4M (-60%), Estimated Weekend $4M, Estimated Cume $16.5M
9. True Grit (Paramount) Week 8 [2,072 Theater]
Friday $1.1M, Estimated Weekend $4M, Estimated Cume $160.6M
10. The Rite (New Line/Warner Bros) Week 3 [2,207 Theaters]
Friday $975K, Estimated Weekend $3M, Estimated Cume $28.8M
Oddly enough, the projected numbers for the entire weekend swap the Friday’s number one movie for the number two movie, and are said to put Just Go With It on top with $30M and Justin Bieber’s: Never Say Never second with $28M.
Why would Justin Bieber’s: Never Say Never slip? There are few hypotheses on this:
1. The prices are higher due to the 3D aspect.
2. Most Bieber fans are running out night one to see their beloved Bieber.
3. Friday’s showing had extremely high pre-sales.
4. When compared to other teenage loving groups, Justin Bieber’s: Never Say Never is expected to follow in their same path:
2009’s Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience opening weekend of $12.5M.
2008’s Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour opening weekend of $31M.
Considering these numbers and the fact that Justin Bieber’s: Never Say Never was filmed on a budget of only $13M, the musical sensation isn’t doing so badly!
To read an inspiring review by KC Kelly of Justin Bieber’s: Never Say Never, click here!