Added by Elivia DeVries on February 1, 2011
Anthony Hopkins’ ‘The Rite’ saw the top of the North American box office this Sunday, whereas Oscar nominee ‘The King’s Speech’ also had an increase in numbers, to a gross profit of 11.1 million dollars, and took the number five spot in the box office.
The exorcism movie ‘The Rite’, with Anthony Hopkins came out last week. In the first three opening days, the thriller has already seen the $15m mark in ticket value in both US and Canada, said studio Warner Bros on Sunday.
‘The Rite’s making costs rounded at about $40m, and the expectations of Time Warner were pretty precise with the amount of tickets movie sold till Friday. However, the movie was indeed hit by critics; on the other hand, its box office success indicates that it was not affected by the criticism.
‘The Mechanic’ (the remake) came in at No. 3, while the ex-champion in the box office ‘The Green Hornet’ tied the assassination thriller remake at the same position. Both movies reported ticket sales of about $11.5m.
The position No. 2 this week at the box office saw last week’s top favorite, ‘No Strings Attached’, starring Ashton Kutcher and Natalie Portman, with reports of $13.7m, whereas the overall reports on the 10 days since it as released amounted $39.7m.