Weekend Box Office – SUPER 8 Defies Expectations with $37 Milliion Debut

After months of buildup, Super 8 took top honors this weekend with an estimated $37 million from 3,379 locations.  That figure is significantly higher than the film had been tracking just five days ago.  Is it higher than the studio was hoping for five months ago?  Not exactly.

1Super 8$37,000,000$38
2X-Men: First Class$25,000,000$98.8
3The Hangover Part II$18,500,000$216.5
4Kung Fu Panda 2$16,635,000$126.9
5Pirates of the Caribbean 4$10,845,000$208.7
7Judy Moody$6,267,000$6.2
8Midnight in Paris$6,146,000$14.2
10Fast Five$1,714,000$205