The Box-Office Top Five
#1 "Alice in Wonderland" ($116.3 million)
#2 "Brooklyn's Finest ($13.5 million)
#3 "Shutter Island" ($13.3 million)
#4 "Cop Out" ($9.1 million)
#5 "Avatar" ($7.7 million)
Moviegoers were transported to the whacky world of Wonderland this weekend as director Tim Burton's
"Wonderland" established several new records during its opening weekend, including the greatest premiere for any film released in 2010 thus far, as well as the best ever March debut, outpacing the $70.8 million earned by Zack Snyder's "300" in 2007. "Wonderland" marks the most successful film launch of the Burton's distinguished career. Disney's latest also enjoyed best opening weekend ever for a non-sequel film, though the brand of "Wonderland" is clearly recognized across the globe. All of these records owe no small thanks to the increased ticket prices from 3-D and IMAX locations.
But even though the movie is currently enjoying phenomenal success at the box office, "Wonderland" is far from being a critical darling. According to Rotten Tomatoes, only 53 percent of critics have favorably embraced the movie.
As "Wonderland" commanded the majority of box-office business this weekend, competitors were forced to settle for a comparatively slimmer audience.
Will the records established by "Alice in Wonderland" buckle under the pressure of "Twilight" sensation Robert Pattinson? The actor's new romance film, "Remember Me," opens wide next weekend and has tremendous financial potential, given Pattinson's fiercely loyal fan base. Other new releases include "Green Zone," "Our Family Wedding" and "She's Out of My League."
Check out everything we've got on "Alice in Wonderland."
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