Megamind Trounces Due Date!

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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.

Megamind Domestic Poster

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:

  1. Megamind - $47,700,000
  2. Due Date - $33,500,000
  3. For Colored Girls - $20,100,000
  4. Red - $8,850,000
  5. Saw 3D - $8,200,000

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Due Date Quotes

Ethan Tremblay: My father always had a saying "When a day starts like this it's all uphill from here.
Peter Highman: Uphill? No, it's all downhill from here.
Ethan Tremblay: But nobody wants to be down, everybody wants to be up. It's all uphill from here.
Peter Highman: But it's easier to go downhill. So your dad had no idea what the fuck he was talking about.

Ethan Tremblay: [from trailer ]
[after taking another sip from a cup of coffee made from his dad's ashes]
Ethan Tremblay: Oh God! I'm so stupid.

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After director Todd Phillips' runaway success with 2009's The Hangover, pairing breakout star Zach Galifianakis with Robert Downey Jr. in...

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