Regardless of bad reviews, rumors
, or the other competitive movies opening this weekend -- Obsessed
pulled in 28 million dollars at the box office this weekend. According to Entertainment Weekly
"Despite a widespread critical drubbing (Metacritic smacked it with a 22 score), Obsessed
clearly tapped into a female-driven audience bloodlusting for some schlocky, catfighting fun with its story of a woman (Knowles) battling to keep a mentally unhinged secretary (Ali Larter
) from stealing her husband (Idris Elba
). Knowles' full-court media press last week certainly didn't hurt either: Nearly doubling many prognosticator's estimates (including that of EW's own Joshua Rich), Knowles pulled in her biggest three-day opening since 2002's Austin Powers in Goldmember."
Another success this weekend was the documentary Tyson
, which was only in eleven theaters but performed well. Variety reports: "James Toback
posted a middleweight per-screen average of $7,817 as the documentary grossed an estimated $85,982 opening in 11 theaters in New York and Los Angeles."
Here is the complete list:
2. 17 Again
4. The Soloist
What movie did you check out this weekend?