Prometheus held on to second place, though it plummeted 73 percent to $5.83 million. That's a much steeper Friday-to-Friday decline than Super 8 (51 percent) or Inception (40 percent), and it was also remarkably a tad below last June's front-loaded intergalactic adventure Green Lantern (72 percent). Prometheus has now earned $74.5 million overall, and it should grab close to $20 million for the weekend.
In third place, Rock of Ages grossed a paltry $5.35 million from 3,470 locations. That's a fraction of Hairspray's $10.98 million and Mamma Mia!'s $9.87 million, and it's about on par with last Fall's more modest Footloose ($5.43 million). Rock of Ages will likely finish the weekend with around $15 million in the bank.
That's My Boy was just as bad, if not worse, than Rock of Ages. The R-rated comedy debuted to an estimated $4.6 million from 3,030 locations, which is the lowest opening for an Adam Sandler live-action comedy in at least a decade. It was also just over half of Sandler's last R-rated effort Funny People ($8.69 million), which is widely considered one of his biggest flops to date. The movie could finish the weekend with under $13 million, which would be a truly devastating result from one of the most consistent box office performers of the past decade.
Rounding out the Top Five, Snow White and the Huntsman fell 47 percent to an estimated $4 million, which brings the movie's total to $112.8 million. MIB 3 and The Avengers both eased 35 percent—the Will Smith action comedy added $2.8 million for a total of $145.5 million, while the blockbuster superhero team-up earned $2.2 million for an overall tally of $580.1 million.
Moonrise Kingdom expanded to 178 locations and was up 33 percent to $618,000. The Wes Anderson movie has now earned $5.22 million.
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