Weekend Box Office – Act of Valor Not Very Good, Still #1

Posted: February 26, 2012 in Movies

I’ll be honest with you, had I not perused some reviews for Act of Valor I might just have spent some of my hard earned money on that piece of garbage.  Thankfully Roger Ebert steered me clear and I was allowed to spend my money on booze instead.  This wasn’t the case for millions of other movie goers this weekend though.  Nope, some of you poor saps hoping to see the next Saving Private Ryan or Black Hawk Down were probably disappointed.  Turns out that Act of Valor is basically a recruitment video for the Navy and there is little to no plot or story.  Just a bunch of shooting and shit blowing up – which is fine if your attention span is that of a four year old or you’re simply a gun-whore.  Not me though, no siree.  The movie brought in $24M at the number one spot, which is pretty good for a movie with a bunch of non-acting-actors as its main characters.

In a rather stunning result, Tyler Perry’s Good Deeds finished at the second spot in the weekend box office with $16M.  It’s surprising mainly because this movie had virtually no marketing campaign what-so-ever.  The third through five slots are summed up with a couple of words; The Rock, Denzel, and C-Tates.

Here’s a run down of the weekend’s top 10 box office finishers:

*Numbers in millions* (TOTAL)

1) Act of Valor – $24.7 (NEW)

2) Tyler Perry’s Good Deeds – $16 (NEW)

3) Journey 2: The Mysterious Island – $13.4 ($76.7)

4) Safe House – $11.4 ($98.1)

5) The Vow – $10 ($103)

6) Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance – $8.8 ($37.8)

7) This Means War – $8.5 ($33.5)

8) Wanderlust – $6.6 (NEW)

9) Gone – $5 (NEW)

10) The Secret World of Arrietty – $4.5 ($14.6)

*Just a quick note – It seems that Paul Rudd and Jennifer Aniston can’t make magic as their film debuted in the #8 spot, which is disappointing because I’ve read that it is quite hilarious.  There was a substantial marketing campaign for the film as well…oh well.

Box Office Mojo

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