Friday Box Office – GREEN LANTERN Lights Up with $21.6 Million Debut

     June 18, 2011


After earning $3.35 million from its midnight screenings, Green Lantern brought in an estimated $21.6 million from 3,816 venues – 70% of which were 3D equipped.  The third comic book property to hit the screen since Memorial Day, the Lantern seems headed for a weekend in the $60 million range: about where mid-week tracking placed it.  That would put the DC Comics title just under Thor’s $65.7 million May debut and just over the $55.1 million launch of X-Men: First Class.  Considering that both of those films had Rotten Tomato scores significantly higher than the current 23% rating for Lantern, I’m thinking that Warner Brothers has, so far, dodged a shiny, green bullet.  Of course, word of mouth is going to be a factor with GL and, with international estimates unavailable, it is hard to draw an accurate picture of the film’s prospects.  The weekend’s second new release, Fox’s Mr. Popper’s Penguins, managed a second place finish on Friday and will probably be lucky to get to $20 million by Sunday.  We’ll have full details and analysis tomorrow.

Title Friday Total
1 Green Lantern $21,605,000 $21.6
2 Mr. Popper’s Penguins $6,400,000 $6.4
3 Super 8 $6,005,000 $57.5
4 X-Men: First Class $3,350,000 $111.7
5 The Hangover Part II $3,180,000 $226.2
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    i think that next week its going to fall hard, especially with pixar´s cars 2 coming out, i praying for a sequel for green lantern there is so mucho to do with that universe and a SINIESTRO CORPS WAR would be AWESOMEEEEE

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  • Cypher

    The movie was pretty meh. Too bad about casting Ryan – I think the movie showcased the problem with him. It looked like Ryan in every one of his last four or five movies. Looking at with Robert Downey Jr. did with Iron Man, it was disappointing that he didn’t manage to pull off making me believe he was Hal Jordan.