We're looking for contributors

JOHN CARTER Plummets, Will Ferrell/CASA DE MI PADRE Okay: Box Office

Susan Sarandon Jeff Who Lives at Home
Susan Sarandon, Jeff, Who Lives at Home

Channing Tatum/Jonah Hill 21 JUMP STREET: Box Office

At no. 2 on Friday, Dr. Seuss' The Lorax took in a spring-break-assisted $6.7 million (about $400,000 less than the "rough" estimates posted last night) according to studio estimates found at Box Office Mojo. The widely panned animated 3D feature should reach around $26-$28 million for the weekend.

Andrew Stanton's $250m-budgeted sci-fier / actioner John Carter is expected to plummet 55 percent from last weekend, after grossing $4 million (-59 percent) on Friday and – according to early estimates – $13.6 million by Sunday evening. John Carter's ten-day cume should be an underwhelming $53m. Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins, and Willem Dafoe star.

Rounding out the top six movies at the North American box office on Friday were the widely panned teen flick Project X with $1.53 million, the just as widely panned Eddie Murphy comedy A Thousand Words with $1.15 million, and the equally widely panned flag-waving actioner Act of Valor with $1.12m.

At only 382 locations, Will Ferrell's Lionsgate-distributed Spanish-language Casa de Mi Padre opened at no. 8, with a respectable – though hardly phenomenal – $760,000, or $1,990 per theater. For an English-language film, that would be a poor showing, but for a film with dialogue in a language other than English (and with mostly poor reviews to boot), then that performance is not bad at all as most audiences can't read subtitles (or anything else, for that matter). Matt Piedmont directed Casa de Mi Padre, which also features Gael García Bernal, Diego Luna, Genesis Rodriguez, and Pedro Armendáriz Jr., who died last December.

The Paramount Vantage release Jeff, Who Lives at Home opened with a highly disappointing $264,000 at 254 locations, averaging only $1,039 per site. The well-received comedy about men who refuse to grow up (is there any other kind in current movie comedies?) was directed by Mark Duplass and Jay Duplass, and features Jason Segel, Ed Helms, Susan Sarandon, Rae Dawn Chong, and Linda Greer. Jeff, Who Lives at Home has a 78 percent approval rating among Rotten Tomatoes' top critics.

Susan Sarandon / Jeff, Who Lives at Home photo: Hilary Bronwyn Gayle / Paramount Pictures.

If you found JOHN CARTER Plummets, Will Ferrell/CASA DE MI PADRE Okay: Box Office an informative post, please recommend it to your friends. See share buttons above and on the left.
And consider following Alt Film Guide on Facebook and/or joining the FB group All About Movies.
JOHN CARTER Plummets, Will Ferrell/CASA DE MI PADRE Okay: Box Office © 2004-2015 Alt Film Guide and/or author(s). Text NOT to be reproduced without prior written consent.

Continue Reading: Charlize Theron/SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN: No Heart

Previous Post: Channing Tatum/21 JUMP STREET: Box Office

Click on 'Load Comments' to leave a comment about JOHN CARTER Plummets, Will Ferrell/CASA DE MI PADRE Okay: Box Office.

Important: Different views and opinions are perfectly fine, but courtesy and respect are imperative. Abusive, bigoted, baseless (spreading misinformation), and/or trollish/inflammatory comments will be blocked and offenders may be banned.


Andrew Stanton, Chris Williams, Byron Howard at Academy's Animated Feature Symposium
AVATAR Breaks Records in Spain, Australia
Robert Pattinson 'Remember Me' Up 40%
Weekend Box Office Predictions: SHREK FOREVER AFTER Tops Once Again
Robert Pattinson-Kristen Stewart's ECLIPSE Back Among Top Ten; Leonardo DiCaprio's INCEPTION Below $...
THE HANGOVER 2 Nearly Beats ON STRANGER TIDES' Debut: Box Office
'Paranormal Activity 3' Box Office: $10 Million Above Estimates?
'Twilight' Movies: 3 of Top 4 Single-Day Grossers
Kristen Stewart/Robert Pattinson/Taylor Lautner/BREAKING DAWN Now Third Biggest Box-Office Hit of 20...
'John Carter' Mars Movie Modest: France Box Office
Rihanna/BATTLESHIP Box Office: International Hit
THE AVENGERS Movie: International Box Office
THE DARK KNIGHT RISES Midnight Box Office Record
RESIDENT EVIL: RETRIBUTION to Top So-So Weekend Box Office?
ARGO Movie or TAKEN 2 No.1? Weekend Box Office
Tyler Perry Alex Cross Box Office: Worst Perry Debut Ever?
Jeremy Renner HANSEL & GRETEL WITCH HUNTERS: Glamorous Violence Tops Box Office
THE PURGE Movie Beats Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughn THE INTERNSHIP
THE CONJURING Movie Box Office: A Horror Record Even Adjusted for Inflation?