Saturday, February 12, 2011

Justin Bieber’s “Never Say Never” Sets New Friday Box Office Records

Justin Bieber’s “Never Say Never” made $12.35 million on Friday beating the record of $9.7 million previously set by “Just Go With It” which stars Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston.

But still “Just Go With It” has an edge over “Never Say Never” that most number of tickets were sold for the Sandler-Aniston flick than Bieber’s first feature film is in 3D. The difference of revenue amounting to $2.65 million is just due to the higher average ticket price for the teen pop sensation.

New releases “Gnomeo and Juliet,” starring the voices of James McAvoy and Emily Blunt, and “The Eagle” featuring Channing Tatum and Jamie Bell, followed in third and fourth place, respectively, with the former pulling in $6.1 million and the latter just $2.75 million.  Rounding out the top five, last week’s winner, “The Roommate,” managed just $2.6 million on Friday.

Last week’s second-place film, the James Cameron-endorsed “Sanctum,” fell all the way to eighth place, scaring up $1.4 million on 3-D and IMAX screens. Among the rest of the top ten, Oscar front-runners “The King’s Speech” (sixth place) and “True Grit” (ninth place) continued their impressive runs.

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