Overture's grim cop drama Brooklyn's Finest ended up in second with $13.5 million, which is actually pretty good -- I was looking for something more in line with 2008's Pride and Glory ($6.3 milllion). Oh look, it's Molly Ringwald! She looks sort of like a cross between a Na'Vi and the Terminator. The movie edged out the third weekend of Shutter Island, which is holding up admirably -- Whoa! They trotted out Macauley Culkin! Did not see that one coming.
Holding up less well were last weekend's debuts, Cop Out and The Crazies, which dropped off around 50 and 55%, respectively. I also note that this is the first time that Avatar fell more than 40% from weekend to weekend, though it should hang around the top 10 through March and beyond.
The full top 10 after the jump.
1 - Alice in Wonderland (Disney) - $116.30 ($31,196) - $116.30
2 - Brooklyn's Finest (Overture) - $13.50 ($6,973) - $13.50
3 - Shutter Island (Paramount) - $13.30 ($4,185) - $95.83
4 - Cop Out (Warner Bros.) - $9.15 ($2,903) - $32.36
5 - Avatar (Fox) - $7.70 ($3,560) - $720.19
6 - The Crazies (Overture) - $7.02 ($2,830) - $27.40
7 - Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (Fox) - $5.10 ($1,703) - $78.03
8 - Valentine's Day (Warner Bros.) - $4.27 ($1,405) - $106.42
9 - Crazy Heart (Fox Searchlight) - $3.35 ($2,630) - $29.57
10 - Dear John (Sony) - $2.85 ($1,142) - $76.69
Next week: Another attempt to take the Iraq War mainstream in Paul Greengrass's Green Zone, an attempt to capitalize on Robert Pattinson's legions of obsessive fans in Remember Me, the sex comedy She's Out of My League, and the underdog Our Family Wedding. Wow, that is one obnoxious costume designer. "I already have two of these"? Awkward.