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Julia Roberts, Tom Hanks, Selena Gomez Flop; CARS 2, GREEN LANTERN Plummet: Box Office

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Julia Roberts, Tom Hanks, Larry Crowne

TRANSFORMERS 3: Still $30 Million Behind TRANSFORMERS 2

In other box office news, the Tom Hanks-Julia Roberts vehicle Larry Crowne opened – at no. 4 – with a measly $15.74 million at 2,973 theaters over the four-day 4th of July weekend, according to studio estimates found at Box Office Mojo. The Tom Hanks-directed romantic comedy will have trouble matching its $30 million budget at the domestic box office – let alone recouping it.

Nia Vardalos, Hanks' Larry Crowne co-writer, hasn't been very lucky since her 2002 sleeper hit My Big Fat Greek Wedding: Connie and Carla cumed at $8 million in the U.S. and Canada in 2004; I Hate Valentine's Day took in a minuscule $11,004 in 2009; and now comes the widely lambasted Larry Crowne.

Faring even worse, Monte Carlo, starring teen idol and reported Justin Bieber paramour Selena Gomez, drew only $8.75 million at 2,743 sites in its first four days out. The romantic comedy cost a reported $20m. Katie Cassidy, Leighton Meester, and Cory Monteith co-star.

If studio estimates are correct, John Lasseter's Cars 2 suffered a bigger second-weekend box office drop than previous Pixar/Disney features: down 60 percent over the three-day weekend. After adding $32.07 up to July 4, Cars 2 has pulled in a total of $123 million domestically.

Cameron Diaz-Justin Timberlake's Bad Teacher was down -54 percent at no. 3. Total to date $63.04 million, in addition to $28 million internationally.

Down at no. 7 after tumbling 64 percent over the three-day weekend, Green Lantern's cume currently stands at $103m. Overseas figures have thus far added $33 million to the $200m film's gross. Starring Ryan Reynolds, Green Lantern passed the $100m milestone on Sunday, while Kristen Wiig's comedy Bridesmaids passed the $150m milestone last Friday. Total to date: $153.79m.

Julia Roberts and Tom Hanks Larry Crowne photo: Universal Pictures.

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2 Comments to Julia Roberts, Tom Hanks, Selena Gomez Flop; CARS 2, GREEN LANTERN Plummet: Box Office

  1. zac

    You're right about the midnight showings making a difference.

    But it seems unlikely that "Cars 2" earned tons of money at midnight screenings; in fact, "Cars 2's" midnight box-office figures haven't been reported by most box-office analysts. (Come to think of it, I haven't found a single figure for it.)

  2. jbelkin

    The CARs 2 comparison is hard to say for certain since the previous week included midnight showings and this weekend, there was an extra day to see the film - the film 4-day weekend count is 51% drop - not bad but again, not really apples to apples from last week.


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