Megamind Dominates Second Weekend

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Dreamworks Animation's Megamind, starring Will Ferrell and Brad Pitt, nabbed the top spot for the second weekend in a row, besting Tony Scott's runaway train movie, Unstoppable, starring Denzel Washington and Chris Pine. Estimates show that while Unstoppable was ahead on Friday, Megamind took control over the more family-friendly weekend, winning #1 with $30 million.

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Unstoppable finished a rather distant second with $23.5 million while Due Date slipped to third, earning only $15.5 million, proving what we all knew, that it's simply not another Hangover. Limping into fourth place was Universal's Skyline, an epic alien invasion movie reportedly produced for a mere $10 million. A smart move for the Strause Bros.; producing a movie so cheaply also means that you can turn a profit even with a crappy $11.7 million opening in 2,888 theaters.

The producers of Morning Glory might want to take a lesson from Skyline. The Rachel McAdams comedy cost a reported $40 million to make, most of which probably went to Harrison Ford's bank account. Earning only $9.6 million its opening weekend, it's going to be hard to make its money back theatrically.

Check out more detailed numbers for the Top 5 below:

  1. Megamind - $30,100,000
  2. Unstoppable - $23,500,000
  3. Due Date - $15,500,000
  4. Skyline - $11,700,000
  5. Morning Glory - $9,600,000

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Megamind Quotes

Metro Man: Check this out...
[plays guitar and sings]
Metro Man: [singing] I got eyes, that can see, right through lead... huh?
[Megamind and Roxanne scream]

Megamind: I had a fairly standard childhood. My parents couldn't wait to get me out of the house...
[Just before a planet is pulled into a black hole, a couple places their child in a rocket ship and prophesize greatness in his future]
Megamind: It was a high expectation to place on an eight-day old...
[Just as the rocket ship leaves, another planet that gets pulled into the hole sends off their own rocket ship, and the two collide with each other and race to Earth]
Megamind: It turned out a family in the Proxima quadrant had the same idea. That was when I met Mr Goody-Two-Shoes, and our glorious rivalry was born!