Sandler and Aniston's 'Just Go With It' Tops Box Office With $31M

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Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston’s romantic comedy ‘Just Go With It’ tops the box office.

Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston have plenty to celebrate this weekend. Their comedy “Just Go with It” debuted at #1 this weekend, earning $31 million.  The film, distributed by Columbia Pictures, stars Sandler as a plastic surgeon who convinces his loyal assistant to pose as his soon-to-be-divorced wife in order to cover up a careless lie he told to his much-younger girlfriend. The film also stars Nicole Kidman and SNL Alum, Kevin Nealon and Rachel Dratch.  Sandler’s last romantic comedy, “50 First Dates” opened at #1 and pulled in $45 million.

Despite having a strong opening on Friday, “Never Say Never,” the biography film starring teen sensation, opened at number 2 this weekend pulling in $30.3 million. The 3D biography film starring teen idol Justin Bieber, made twice as much money in its opening weekend than The Jones Brother’s did and a bit under Hannah Montana’s 3D concert ($31.3 million) and grossed more than Michael Jackson’s “This Is It” weekend ($23.2 million).  The film’s title comes from Bieber’s hit from last summer’s “The Karate Kid” remake starring Jaden Smith.

Coming in at #3, “Gnomeo and Juliet” opened up with a strong $25.5 million.  The film features the voices of: “Pretty Little Liars” star Ashley Benson; Michael Caine, Ozzy Osbourne, Hulk Hogan, Dolly Parton, and “The Mechanic” star Jason Statham.
The animated film is distributed by Walt Disney Pictures and is based on the play by   William Shakespeare.

Entering at #4 is the Action/Thriller, “The Eagle,” tallying a $8.6 million for its weekend total.  The film stars Channing Tatum as a young Roman soldier endeavors to honor his father’s memory by finding his lost legion’s golden emblem.  The film is distributed by Focus Films who also was behind 2005’s “Brokeback Mountain.” Falling to #5, was last week’s #1, “The Roommate.” Earning a total of $8.4 million, the thriller has currently made $26 million in its ten day release.  The films stars “Gossip Girl’s” Leighton Meester and “Parenthood’s” Minka Kelly, who is also set to film the “Charlie’s Angels” pilot.

USA Weekend Box-Office Summary
week of 11 February 2011

Rank

Title

Weekend

Gross

1

Just Go with It (2011)

$31M

$31M

2

Justin Bieber: Never Say Never (2011)

$30.3M

$31M

3

Gnomeo & Juliet (2011)

$25.5M

$25.5M

4

The Eagle (2011)

$8.59M

$8.59M

5

The Roommate (2011)

$8.4M

$26M

6

The King’s Speech (2010)

$7.41M

$93.9M

7

No Strings Attached (2011)

$5.64M

$59.9M

8

Sanctum (2011)

$5.13M

$17.5M

9

True Grit (2010)

$3.77M

$160M

10

The Green Hornet (2011)

$3.6M

$92.3M

The Top Movies, Weekend of February 12, 1993

Movie

Gross

Total Gross

1

(new)

Groundhog Day

$14,652,108

$14,652,108

2

(2)

Sommersby

$9,937,001

$20,418,274

3

(re-entry)

Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey

$8,112,515

$8,209,372

4

(3)

Aladdin

$6,734,049

$173,496,142

5

(1)

Loaded Weapon 1

$6,109,978

$17,362,286


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