Green Lantern shines at box office

The third comic book-based movie of the year, Green Lantern starring Ryan Reynolds in the title role, opened over the weekend to become the new box office champ with an estimated take of $52.7 million (all figures US). Tribute viewers voiced their approval, rating it 4 out of 5 stars. The sci-fi thriller Super 8 slipped a spot to second, earning an additional $21.3 million and also getting a 4 star rating with Tribute viewers. The new Jim Carrey comedy, Mr. Popper’s Penguins, opened in third place with $18.2 million and a Tribute viewer rating of 3.5 stars. X-Men: First Class was pushed to fourth place earning $11.5 million, retaining its 4.4 star Tribute rating, while The Hangover Part II (3.3 stars) rounded out the top five with additional $9.6 million.

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  1. Germain • June 20, 2011 @ 10:08 AM

    With a 200 millions budget, I hope for them that it has legs in order to become profitable. This is only in North America though and with worl wide box office, they are probably over 80 or 90 millions but it needs some stay power and more blockbusters are coming.

  2. C-Dub • June 20, 2011 @ 5:11 PM

    I saw it last night with my girlfriend…it wasn’t great but it wasn’t bad. 3D or HD doesn’t really matter in my opinion. I heard it was expensive to make (I thought CGI was supposed to be cheaper alternative to building sets and they can make any imaginary world they want with CGI). Either way it was apparently really expensive to make and they don’t have long to make back the budget + apparently $150million in marketing. That’s $350 million. That’s a lot of coin. This was not Dark Knight. It didn’t feel like it could be based in reality like that movie felt. But it was good for a little reality escapism.

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