FROM MTV MOVIES: The folks at Relativity Media must be feeling as powerful as Olympian warriors.
The small distributor celebrated its biggest movie debut ever over the weekend as “Immortals” topped the box office with a better-than-expected $32 million. With future Superman Henry Cavill leading the cast, the 3-D epic set in ancient Greece successfully fended off the latest new releases from Adam Sandler and Leonardo DiCaprio.
Sandler’s “Jack and Jill,” in which the comedian plays dual roles as a twin brother and sister, was #2 with a $26 million debut. The film’s opening was less than that of his “Just Go With It” from earlier this year and most Sandler comedies in general. The broad comedy had a reported $79 million production budget. The “Jack and Jill” opening weekend number was barely enough to beat last weekend’s #1 movie, “Puss in Boots,” which was #3 this weekend with $25.5 million for a $108.8 million total.