In the weekend before the official start of the summer season, four new releases all debuted to numbers ranging from not awful to genuinely awful. The top film this weekend was once again Think Like a Man -- the ensemble romantic comedy has now earned $60 million
There isn't anything too surprising about a well-marketed and well-reviewed mainstream comedy opening well on its debut weekend. Still, 21 Jump Street topped the box office this weekend with a whopping estimated $35 million.
Powered by Kristen Stewart fans, the film's debut points to the fact that Ms. Stewart may be a genuine movie star (Charlize Theron adds class and prestige, but she's never been 'box office').
Captain America: The First Avenger debuted at number one this weekend, earning a rock-solid $65.8 million. The opening puts it just over Thor ($65.7 million) for the top superhero debut of the year.
The big news was the overseas debut of Skyfall, the 23rd official James Bond film, which opened in the UK two weeks ahead of its U.S. debut, earning a massive $77 million in the 25 markets it debuted in.