Horrors! That’s what movie enthusiasts chose to spend their money on this weekend.
“Super 8” was super for movie fans this weekend – and for Paramount, premiering with a three-day $37 million take for the top spot. The movie, set in a small town 32 years ago, is about a group of friends who see a mysterious train crash and start noticing some pretty strange and creepy things happening.
In second place, “X-Men: First Class” brought in $25 million for Fox. The story covers the origins of the young superheroes, and, in just two weeks, the fifth film in the X-Men franchise is nearing the $100 million mark.
“The Hangover Part II” is hanging around, taking third in its third week in release – earning $18.5 million for Warner Bros. Po, the animated star of “Kung Fu Panda 2”, grossed $16.6 million for Paramount DreamWorks and Captain Jack Sparrow and crew continue to reap a ton of gold doubloons for Buena Vista – "Pirates Of The Carribean: On Stranger Tides” rounding out the top five with $10.8 million.