Tyler Perry went to war this weekend and lost to a group of NAVY Seals. Meanwhile, Jennifer Aniston and Paul Rudd are probably wondering what went wrong with Wanderlust. Here’s things turned out at the box office this weekend:
Act of Valor, the action film staring honest and true NAVY Seals managed to top the box office this weekend with a strong $24 million. With a budget of $12 million, the film is already in the black, taking out some pretty serious competition along the way.
Good Deeds, staring Tyler Perry is a non-Madea role, managed to underperform this weekend, debuting in second place with a lacklustre $16 million. While Madea tends to be Perry’s go to draw, I’m still surprised that this film didn’t even hit $20 million. In all likelihood, Good Deeds will eventually find its audience on DVD and VOD shortly.
The biggest disappointment of the weekend has to be Wanderlust. Audiences just didn’t turn out to see Jennifer Aniston and Paul as a couple that leaves New York and winds up at a hippie commune. The film got some decent reviews, but could only muster $6.6 million to land in eighth place.
As for the rest of the top five, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island continued its strong run to land at number three with $13 million for a total of $76 million. Safe House dropped to fourth spot with $11.4 million, while The Vow closed out the top five with $10 million.
So, to recap, here were our predictions:
1) Good Deeds – $21 million
2) Act of Valor – $19 million
3) Safe House – $18 million
4) Journey 2: The Mysterious Island – $15 million
5) Wanderlust – $10 million
And the result were:
1) Acts of Valor – $24 million
2) Good Deeds – $16 million
3) Journey 2: The Mysterious Island – $13 million
4) Safe House – $11.4 million
5) The Vow – $10 million
Next week sees the release of Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax and the Hangover-esque Project X. Be sure to check back on Friday to see our predictions!