Friday Box Office – THE GREEN HORNET Defeats THE DILEMMA With $11.1 Million

     January 15, 2011

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Around Christmastime, we heard The Green Hornet was tracking surprisingly high for a January release.  Could the superhero film really do big business in a desolate box office winter?  The answer is… well, kind of.  The Green Hornet won’t break the record for opening weekend in January nor the Martin Luther King holiday record set by Cloverfield in 2008.  But the film sits comfortably atop the box office charts with a solid $11.1 million on Friday.  The Dilemma had a harder time finding an audience despite its marketable pedigree.  Vince Vaughn.  Kevin James.  Ron Howard directing.  How can you lose?  Still, The Dilemma scored just $6.1 million on Friday, which should make for a moderate opening weekend.  True Grit, The King’s Speech, and Black Swan round out the top five in demonstration of what January is truly good for: catching up on Oscar contenders.  Check back tomorrow for full details.

Title Friday Total
1 The Green Hornet $11,100,000 $11.1
2 The Dilemma $6,100,000 $6.1
3 True Grit $3,200,000 $118.4
4 The King’s Speech $2,500,000 $38.0
5 Black Swan $2,400,000 $67.3
  • Grimcicle

    I’m glad it’s on track to make money. It’s a fun flick and I’d love to see a sequel to it.

  • joe

    Jesus how desperate must you be to see this pile.

    • Grimcicle

      Uh, someone who was a fan of the show as a child?

      • RAR

        I think the character could be interesting and would definitely like to see the show if I can ever get my hands on it, but this movie looks horrible.

  • cartouche

    This movie was really good.

    I dont mean really good in an Oscar sort of way but really good in a summer movie way.

    I have read extensive reviews on this movie and I get the feeling the movie is getting mixed reviews due to Seth Rogen, not because the movie itself was bad.

    That is unfortunate because I am right in the median age this movie is aiming at and I had a really good time seeing this movie.

    I dont expect critics in their in their 40′s and 50′s to like this movie, it is not for them.. This is a new generation movie that really displays the mindset of the new generation..

    No cause to fight, no wars to protest this is a movie about a guy who realizes he doesnt have a purpose in life and decides to use his extreme fortune to do something with it.

    The lack of real motive shows me that Rogen is in tune with his crowd.. we dont need captian america and his partriotism, or spiderman and his heroism, we just need a guy that does what he does because he can.. Hate it or love it folks that is pretty much our youth today…I felt this movie really captured the disconnect of our older generations to the younger crowds..

    Everyone I know who seen this liked it for the most part and all said the same thing ” I have seen worse” and with the garbage that comes out I am going to take it because at least they tried and didnt wrap shit in pretty paper and call it a gift..

    however if you are not in the target audience you just will not relate to the material