After watching the George Clooney epic Gravity dominate at the box office, we’ve now had two different movies beat it out of the No. 1 spot for a second straight weekend. After Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa knocked the film off for the first time since it’s release, another film has held it back from the top slot.
Enders Game was released this weekend and opened with a respectable $28 million which was good enough to secure the No. 1 slot at the box office for it’s first weekend of release.
The film, which is adapted from the popular book of the same name, garnered some controversy due to the stance it’s author has taken on the issue of gay marriage and gay rights. But despite the boycotts that were going on, the film still raked in almost $30 million and should continue to haul in ticket sales as the week progresses.
As for Gravity, it’s days at the top of the box office look to be over, but that doesn’t mean no one is going to see it. It placed fifth Bad Grandpa and a few others but still managed to pull in $13.1 million.
Last Vegas wasn’t accepted or approved by critics but the star power allowed the film to bring in a modest $16.5 million which was good enough for third place behind Bad Grandpa which brought in just over $20 million. The Own Wilson animated comedy Free Birds placed fourth with $16.1 million.
All bets are off for next weekend though as Thor: The Dark World roars into theaters and will likely come close to $100 million in it’s opening weekend.