Megamind hit it off big time with audiences this weekend, bringing in a whopping $47.7 million to land at #1, beating out Robert Downey Jr. and Zach Galifianakis in Todd Philips' Due Date. Megamind's opening even beat out Dreamworks' previous heavy hitter How to Train Your Dragon's $43.7 million opening back in March.
Due Date came in second with $33.5 million, slightly above studio expectations, but it wasn't the record-setter Philips' previous effort, The Hangover was. Tyler Perry's For Colored Girls came in third with $20.1 million, a bit lower than the filmmakers' previous Why Did I Get Married Too?, possibly signaling an audience preference for his cross-dressing antics.
Red held in there another week at 4th, dropping only 17% to earn another $8.8 million to bring its total to $71.8 million. Not bad for a bunch of old farts. Unfortunately, the returns weren't so kind for Jigsaw, as Saw 3D dropped a whopping 66% from its first weekend to earn only $8.2 million for a total of $38.8 million.
Check out more detailed numbers for the Top Five below:
- Megamind - $47,700,000
- Due Date - $33,500,000
- For Colored Girls - $20,100,000
- Red - $8,850,000
- Saw 3D - $8,200,000