The Rite tops weekend box office

The thriller The Rite, starring Anthony Hopkins, debuted at the top of the North American box office on the weekend, taking in $15 million (all figures U.S.) and earning a 3.6 star (out of 5) rating from Tribute users. Last weekend’s top movie, No Strings Attached, starring Golden Globe winner Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher, was pushed to second place with estimated earnings of $13.7 million in its second weekend. The new film The Mechanic, starring Jason Statham, debuted in third place with $11.5 million and a Tribute user rating of 3.9 stars. The Green Hornet tied for third place, also grossing an additional $11.5 million. The Golden Globe-winning film The King’s Speech, which has a Tribute user rating of 4.6 stars, rounded out the top five, taking in an additional $11.1 million for an 10-week total of $72 million. The King’s Speech dominated the Canadian box office, ringing in at No. 1 this weekend with a gross of $1.4 million. To date, The King’s Speech has earned $10.5 million Canadian box office.

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  1. Tabitha • February 1, 2011 @ 9:39 AM

    This film has issues that have nothing to do with the acting.
    a) an exorsisum needs the backing of the church to be offical yet a man not yet a priest does the deed on his own.
    b)the young exorsists inner trauma needs to be illistrated clearer and be more graphic What was there just didnt work for me. I was left feeling something was missing
    c) the journalist felt like an add on her reason for being there needed to be clearer or she needs to be gone

    All that being said the acting of the lesser characters is good its shot nicely and looks good. When Hopkins takes the screen any problems vanish in a puff of brimstone. Even before and after he is posessed you get the feeling he is a man far to familiar with evil. Hes amazing.

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