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Weekend Estimates: Gnomeo Top on Another Dismal Weekend

February 27th, 2011

All eyes are on the Oscars this weekend, as the industry suffers another poor weekend at the box office. Aside from a blip caused by the timing of President's Day, the overall box office has now been down for 16 straight weeks, and no film will crack $15 million this weekend, with Gnomeo and Juliet likely to be the lowest-earning February number one since Black Hawk Down's $11 million number one weekend in 2002.

Gnomeo's number one spot is by no means guaranteed, in fact, since it relies on a good performance on Sunday, and Hall Pass could yet top the chart, although its $13.4 million estimated opening is nothing to brag about. Drive Angry will post an even more disappointing $5.1 million in its opening frame.

Among the returning movies, Oscar Best Picture contenders all enjoyed bounces with The King's Speech up 17%, and The Fighter and Black Swan both up about 2%.

In limited release, Of Gods and Men debuted with an impressive average over $20,000 in three theaters, while I Am had a second weekend even more impressive than its first, averaging over $10,000 in two theaters. Both films will be expanding in the weeks to come.

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- Friday Estimates
- Saturday Estimates
- Sunday Estimates

Filed under: Weekend Box Office, Gnomeo and Juliet, Black Swan, Drive Angry, The King’s Speech, Hall Pass, Des Hommes et Des Dieux, I Am