The comedy features the voice talents of Will Farrell, Tina Fey and Brad Pitt.
Although "Megamind" is bringing in a lot of extra income from higher 3D prices (64 percent of its business coming from 3D screens), some theaters have been discounting the normal $3 charge for 3D screenings to just 99 cents.
I was a bit surprised that "Skyline" did so poorly because it had a great trailer and alien-invasion movies tend to do much better. It opened at No. 4 with a paltry $11.7 million.
And no amount of hype could draw much of a crowd to "Morning Glory" featuring the 60-something leads of Harrison Ford and Diane Keaton plus the adorable Rachel McAdams. It took in less than $10 million in its first weekend.
WEEKEND TOP 5 STUDIO ESTIMATES, NOVEMBER 12-14, 2010
Rank. Movie Title (Distributor)
Weekend Gross | Theaters | Total Gross | Week #
1. Megamind (Paramount (DreamWorks))
$30.1 million | 3,949 | $89.8 million | 2
2. Unstoppable (Fox)
$23.5 million | 3,207 | $23.5 million | 1
3. Due Date (Warner Bros.)
$15.5 million | 3,365 | $59.0 million | 2
4. Skyline (Universal)
$11.7 million | 2,880 | $11.7 million | 1
5. Morning Glory (Paramount)
$9.6 million | 2,518 | $12.2 million | 1