Pixar's still got it. Their animated flick, Cars 2, topped the weekend box office on opening weekend, making $68 million. Another new movie, the Cameron Diaz, Justin Timberlake, Jason Segel starrer Bad Teacher, also did well on its opening weekend, snagging the number two spot with $31 million. The new movies pushed last weekend’s top grosser down the list: Green Lantern, starring Ryan Reynolds (pictured), came in third with $18.4 million, Super 8 was in fourth place, earning $12.1 million, and Mr. Popper’s Penguins settled at number five with $10.3 million. Despite the newcomers, some old favorites continued to stay on the top 10 list. The prequel, X-Men: First Class, grossed $6.6 million for sixth place, while The Hangover Part II came in seventh with $5.9 million. The surprise hit Bridesmaids also held on to a top 10 spot, making $5.4 million to hold on to the number eight spot. Bringing up the rear were Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, which grossed $4.7 million to make it to number nine, narrowly beating out Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris, which came in tenth with $4.5 million.

Box Office totals (weekend; cumulative; position last week)

  1. Cars 2, $68m; $68m; New
  2. Bad Teacher, $31m; $31m; N
  3. Green Lantern, $18.4m; $89.3m; 1
  4. Super 8, $12.1m; $95.2m; 2
  5. Mr. Popper’s Penguins, $10.3; $39.4m; 3
  6. X-Men: First Class, $6.6m; $132.8m; 4
  7. The Hangover Part II, $5.9m; $243.9m; 5
  8. Bridesmaids, $5.4m; $146.7m; 7
  9. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, $4.7m; $229.1m; 8
  10. Midnight in Paris, $4.5m; $28.6m; 9


  • Sydney Ramsden
    Sydney Ramsden on

    I think it's safe to say that Cars 2 is the worst reviewed Pixar movie. But it just goes to show that no matter how bad a Pixar movie is, people will still see it because Pixar can do no wrong.

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