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

[capturing a terrified Hal]
Megamind: Use the spray!
[Minion uses a can of chloroform spray, but it doesn't work]
Minion: [checking the can] It's out!
Megamind: Well, use the forget-me stick!
Minion: Oh, right!
[knocks out Hal with the stick]

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]