Being the only major wide release of the week has its benefits. Despite the recent radioactivity of the romantic-comedy genre, No Strings Attached managed a first place debut on Friday with an estimated $7.3 million from its 3,018 locations. Considering that that estimate is nearly equivalent to the first weekend total of the box office’s last romantic comedy release – Sony’s How Do You Know – No Strings Attached is looking like a winner for Paramount. The weekend projection for the film is now about $18 million, meaning it is poised to top The Green Hornet for the weekend crown. Last weekend’s big winner fell to number two on Friday with $5.1 million for an eight day total of $50.4 million. Full details on the weekend box office tomorrow.
|1||No Strings Attached||$7,300,000||$7.3|
|2||The Green Hornet||$5,100,000||$50.4|
|4||The King’s Speech||$2,100,000||$51.5|