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Green Lantern Opens in First Place, But Not Great

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Green Lantern Movie PosterGreen Lantern won the weekend, but opened up at the lower end of predictions.  The Warner Bros. movie was at the top of the box office with $52.7 million.  That makes it #20 as far as openings for super hero movies.  3D showings made up for 45% of the take, compared to 60% for Thor when it debuted.

Green Lantern’s opening weekend moviegoers were primarily male (64%) and older (63% over 25, with just 19% under 18 in spite of the film’s “PG-13” rating).

It’s possible early estimates might be off as a late boost on Father’s Day could occur, the movie also had a decent word of mouth and audience score of a B.

Geoff Johns who plays an integral role in DC had a lot to do with the movie and may have some backlash due to it’s underwhelming performance.

Super 8 did well, only dropped 40%, even with the audience being similar to Green Lantern.

In it’s third week, X-Men: First Class fell 52.3% as it earned $11.5 million, bringing it’s domestic total to $119.9 million but overseas it’s made $282 million.

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