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RANGO WRANGLES THE MOST MOVIEGOERS

March 6, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Rango outgunned all of its rivals at the box office over the weekend, hauling in an estimated $38 million. But Paramount’s animated feature pulled in far less than what box office forecasters had predicted, and it didn’t even begin to approach the $116.1 in ticket sales that Disney’s Alice in Wonderland earned over the comparable weekend a year ago (also with Johnny Depp featured in the voice cast), not to mention the Pirates of the Caribbean movies that starred Depp and, like Rango. were directed by Gore Verbinski. Forecasters had predicted that Universal’s sci-fi romantic thriller The Adjustment Bureau, starring Matt Damon and Emily Blunt, was destined to earn around $20 million, and that’s what it did — $20.9 million, according to the studio’s estimates. Two other films released over the weekend weren’t expected to do much business, and they didn’t — although CBS Films’ Beastly opened in third place with $10.1 million, a bit more than was expected. A fourth new film, Relativity Media’s comedy Take Me Home Tonight, failed even to crack the top ten, earning just $3.5 million. Last weekend’s winners, Warners’ Hall Pass and Disney’s Gnomeo and Juliet, slipped to fourth and fifth places respectively.

The top ten films at the box office over the weekend according to estimates compiled by Box Office Mojo:
1. Rango, $38 million; 2. The Adjustment Bureau, $20.9 million; 3. Beastly, $10.1 million: 4. Hall Pass, $9 million; 5. Gnomeo and Juliet, $6.9 million; 6. Unknown, $6.6 million; 7. The King’s Speech, $6.5 million; 8. Just Go With It, (Tie) $6.5 million; 9. I Am Number Four, $5.7 million; 10. Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, $4.3 million.