Friday Box Office – RANGO Leads with $9.5 Million; THE ADJUSTMENT BUREAU in Second with $6.7 Million

     March 5, 2011

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See that?  All the box office needed to shake off the stagnant was Johnny Depp!  Debuting on the same weekend the actor owned with Alice in Wonderland in 2010, the animated western Rango is on track to have the biggest debut of the year.  The PG flick from director Gore Verbinski brought in an estimated $9.5 million on Friday from 3,917 locations and appears headed for a three day total above $40 million – and that’s without a 3D price boost.  If Paramount is pleased with their Rango debut, Universal is probably just as pleased with the debut of The Adjustment Bureau.  The Matt Damon-led sci-fi thriller opened to $6.7 million from 2,840 locations.  Expect a three-day total above $20 million, or a few million more than the studio was hoping for just a two days ago.  Alex Pettyfer is back this week in CBS Films’ Beastly.  The modern fairytale took in $3.5 million on Friday and should finish the weekend just below $10 million – right about where the studio was expecting. Full details and box office analysis tomorrow.

Title Friday Total
1 Rango $9,500,000 $9.5
2 Adjustment Bureau $6,700,000 $6.7
3 Beastly $3,500,000 $3.5
4 Hall Pass $2,700,000 $20.6
5 Just Go With $1,900,000 $83.6
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