GREEN LANTERN Earns Between $3.35 and $3.4 Million in Midnight Screenings

     June 17, 2011


Director Martin Campbell’s Green Lantern held midnight screenings last night and the 3D superhero pic earned between $3.35 and $3.4 million from 1,810 locations.  The number is on par with Thor ($3.25 million) and X-Men: First Class ($3.37 million).  In it’s opening weekend, Thor went on to earn $65.7 million and X-Men made $55 million.  Early estimates have Green Lantern earning between $50 and $65 million in it’s opening weekend in North America.  Green Lantern opens in 3,816 locations including, 2,711 3D engagements.

However, when talking about box office numbers, it’s important to remember foreign box office usually plays a significant role.  Look at Pirates 4.  While the film has made $211 million in North America, it’s made an absolutely insane $695.9 million overseas (for a total of $907.4 million).  So even if Green Lantern only does moderate business in North America, if it plays well around the world, we’re getting a sequel.  The film opens in 15 markets this weekend, so we’ll know very soon where it stands.  More on Green Lantern’s box office tomorrow.

Around The Web

Latest News

ANT-MAN Featurette Plays Up Heist Element and Introduces the Crew

Every crook needs a crew.

Collider Movie Talk – Affleck Talks BATMAN, JURASSIC WORLD Dominates Box Office

On the first episode of Collider Movie Talk with John Campea, topics include the move to Collider, Affleck on Batman, Marvel's Black Panther, and more.

Watch the First 10 Minutes of “The Death of SUPERMAN LIVES; What Happened?”

'The Death of "Superman Lives"; What Happened?' will be available July 9th.

Box Office Update: INSIDE OUT Defeats JURASSIC WORLD Over July Fourth Holiday

Forget what we told you on Sunday. Actual box office receipts confirm that ‘Inside Out’ beat ‘Jurassic World’ over the three-day holiday weekend.

Don’t Expect a New Trailer at the STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS Comic-Con Panel

J.J. Abrams and Lucasfilm are keeping a tight lid on the mystery box, and that's OK.

Comic-Con 2015: Survival Guide for First-Time Attendees

Comic-Con is a madhouse; Matt explains how to make your way through the asylum.

HUNGER GAMES Cast Dons War Paint in New MOCKINGJAY – PART 2 Posters

The final battle approaches.

New SOUTHPAW Clip: Rachel McAdams Fights for Family over Boxing

Antoine Fuqua's latest is due in theaters on July 24th.

GHOSTBUSTERS Reboot Adds Michael K. Williams and Andy Garcia

Williams is also in talks for a major role in 'Assassin's Creed'.

SANJAY’S SUPER TEAM Images Reveal Pixar’s Next Short Film

The Hindu-influenced story and animation could pull Pixar out of its short film funk.

Page 1 of 4,02912345...102030...Last »