Box office numbers are in for Friday and Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland is dominating for a second straight weekend. The 3-D extravaganza starring Johnny Depp earned an estimated $17.5 million for its second Friday in theaters. On track now for a 57 percent drop, the PG-rated film is expected to earn around $58 million for the weekend and is likely to post a $200 million cumulative gross after 10 days.
The rest of the top five is led by new releases, with director Paul Greengrass’ The Green Zone the best performer of the bunch. But that’s not saying much. The $100 million Iraq war drama starring Matt Damon grossed an estimated $5 million on its first day in theaters. The weak bow should extrapolate to $15 million for the first three days. Third place will likely belong to Robert Pattinson’s romantic drama Remember Me. The inexpensive film co-starring Pierce Brosnan grossed an estimated $3.5 million on Friday, putting it on track to earn more than $9 million for the weekend.
The No. 4 spot four likely go to the R-rated comedy She’s Out of My League. The film grossed just over $3 million on Friday for a projected weekend take of $9 million. And No. 5 should belong to Our Family Wedding, whose $2.5 million Friday gross is likely to translate into $8 million by Sunday. Check back tomorrow for a full report.