Friday Box Office: Matt Damon Improves Film-to-Flim, ‘Rango’ Leads Night

Written by Michael Lambarde on Mar. 06, 2011

The all-star cast of Rango, lead by Johnny Depp, easily topped the Friday box office yesterday with the animated series raking in nearly $10 million. The movie played in 3,917 locations and on 5,200 screens. Matt Damon’s Adjustment Bureau brought in $6.7 million at the 2,840 locations at played in, doing better than the first night of Damon’s last movie, Hereafter, which only was good for $4.1 million on its first night.

The Alex Pettyfer and Vanessa Hudgens led Beastly brought in $3.5 million for CBS Films, surpassing Warner Brothers’ Hall Pass, which was good for fourth place with $2.72 million. All in all, Hall Pass has brought in $20.7 million in the week it has been theaters. The movie had a budget of $36 million.

Just Go With It was fifth with $1.93 million, adding it to the total movie gross thus far of $83.63 million. Unknown now has a total gross of $48.37 million overall. The movie brought in $1.87 million on Friday night, doing better than The King’s Speech (1.64 million, total gross of $118.96 million).

I Am Number Four ($1.61 million, total gross of $42.34 million), Gnomeo and Juliet ($1.51 million, total gross of $78.29 million) and the debut of Take Me Home Tonight ($1.25 million) rounded out the top ten.

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