It was a disappointing weekend this weekend. After my terrible guess that Pacific Rim would perform exceptionally well, it flopped placing below Grown Ups 2. The film is for a niche market with all the references to video games, comics and more, so I guess that's why it failed to catch on. Also, many people who don't know anything about the project will see it as another Transformers or Power Rangers rip-off.
Despicable Me 2 was once again the big winner this weekend with $44.8 million. The reviews have been spot on for the sequel and everyone who seen this has been saying it's just as good as the original. Plus, the film plays for a broad audience, which is why the numbers are so high.
Grown Ups 2 performed much better than I expected, mainly because I was wishing that it wouldn't do so well (which is why the number from the Fearless Forecast was low). It placed second with $42.5 million, just a cool $2.3 million less than DM2.
Pacific Rim, like The Lone Ranger last week, flopped. It made $38.3 million. The Heat placed fourth with $14 million after dropping 43% from last week. Rounding out the top five is The Lone Ranger with $11.5 million. If you're keeping track, that's a 63% drop from last week's poor effort.
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