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Pixar’s Cars 2 has Disney’s Brightest Day

Pixar's Cars 2 has Disney's Brightest Day

This past weekend saw Cars 2 drive to the top spot at the box office. The CG Disney film was the fifth highest-ever opening weekend for a Pixar movie, behind Toy Story 3, The Incredibles, Finding Nemo, and Up – meaning only Toy Story 3 had a more successful opening weekend for a sequel. Pulling in $68 million, Cars 2 even topped the original Cars’ box office, $60 million, a few years ago. Falling, steeply, from first to third was DC Comics comic book super hero film, Green Lantern, as the Emerald Knight couldn’t find steady footing. The X-Men held on, as did Kung Fu Panda, as the animated universe does what it can to impress the world as we know it. Check out the full box office breakdown, and let us know where your tickets went!

Green Lantern wills the box office top spot

Green Lantern wills the box office top spot

One weekend in, and the Emerald Knight has already soared to the top of the box office. At just under $53 million dollars, the Green Lantern topped the weekend list, dethroning last week’s champ, Super 8, new comer Mr. Popper’s Penguins, and fellow super hero flick, X-Men: First Class. GL is the third DC Comics hero to hit the big screen in the past few years, following in the footsteps of Batman and Superman, and hoping to carve out a nice franchise of his own. To help in that conquest, DC Entertainment brought the comic book hero to animated life in Emerald Knights a few weeks back, and Cartoon Network will see a Green Lantern Animated Series launch next year. In Brightest Day, In Blackest Night! Take a look at the full box office from this past weekend

Disney, Marvel’s X-Men: First Class tops box office

Disney, Marvel's X-Men: First Class tops box office

In it’s first weekend to theaters, X-Men: First Class took the top spot from contenders like The Hangover Part II and Nickelodeons Kung Fu Panda sequel, Kung Fu Panda 2. Disney’s movie about Marvel’s Mutants took home $56 million in the three day span, an impressive start, though about $30 million shy of the last film in the franchise, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, which clawed $85 million. As the world of super heroes across the Marvel universe slowly creep their way into film, largely anticipating a mass crossover with next years Avengers, it’s good to see that the original super team of mutants can hold their own. Check out the full list of box office hits

Kung Fu Panda 2 chops low for DreamWorks

Kung Fu Panda 2 chops low for DreamWorks

It’s tough to imagine that earning $50 million dollars in a three day span (or $65 million in a 5 day span) could somehow be viewed as a bummer. But, that’s the box offices films face today, where Kung Fu Panda 2 did just that. The sequel to DreamWorks Animations 2008 juggernaut had a mighty first effort, but not strong enough to tackle another sequel, The Hangover Part II. Frankly, we think the CG and 3D film did well, even if it is currently being outpaced by the original. As long as it gave us something to laugh at, and something to look forward to in the upcoming Nickelodeon series, we were happy. What about you guys, did you get a chance to hit the theaters this week? How did you fit in the box office breakdown?

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