Ms. Nikki Finke gives us the early lowdown on the Box Office weekend:
So now I know why rival studios were e-mailing me all day and claiming that Megamind was underperforming. "The problem was that AMC theaters is having system problems and has no grosses in the system," distributor Paramount told me just now.
The DreamWorks Animation toon looks like it will have a $12.5 million Friday for an estimated $45M weekend ...
By Sunday morning we should know how well DreamWorks Animation's third feature of the year did at your local theater.
... Warner Bros' Due Date [collects] $12M ... Lionsgate's For Colored Girls with $8M ... which is not quite the phenom first thought today. ...
But it will be a pretty sizable weekend, just the same.
Update #1: Rotten Tomatoes gives us Megamind's critical reception.
Update #2: And "Mega" comes in about as predicted:
Megamind ... outsmarted all competition at the weekend box office to take the top spot with $47.7 million.
"Megamind" finished a couple of clicks better than "How to Train to Dragon's" opening last March. DWA has had three solid domestic rollouts for its releases this year. Not bad at all.