It was a great weekend for horror, fantasy, and science fiction, as ALICE IN WONDERLAND scored an easy victory at the box office this weekend, earning more than the rest of the Top Ten releases combined. The fantasy film, directed by Tim Burton and starring Johnny Depp, sold over $116-million in tickets while playing in over 3, 700 theatres.
Last week”s #1 film, SHUTTER ISLAND, dipped to third place, behind BROOKLYN’S FINEST. The ominous Gothic thriller SHUTTER added $13-million to its $95-million total, making it one of the biggest hits of director Martin Scorsese’s career.
AVATAR slipeed from fourth to fifth place with $7.7-million, adding up to a $720-million total.
THE CRAZIES fared less well: after its third-place debut last weekend, it feLl to #6 with $7-million, yielding a two-week total of $27-million.
The adolescent-themed PERCY JACKSON & THE OLYMPIANS: THE LIGHTNING THIEF landed in 5th place, down two slots, with $5-million, for a $78-million total.
Dropping out of the Top Ten were TOOTH FAIRY with $2.8-million ($56-million total) and THE WOLF MAN with $1.6-million ($60-million total).