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'Immortals' Has Epic Debut!

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Nov 13, 2011 | 7:20am EST

Relativity Media’s Immortals tops the chart with a bigger-than-expected $32 million. Featuring an international cast including Henry Cavill and Luke Evans, Immortals in 3-D is an action fantasy adventure set in a mythological world. Mickey Rourke also stars in the latest film from visionary director Tarsem Singh and the producers of 300. 70% of locations played the film in 3 and 66% of the gross was on 3D screens with 34% on 2D.

Adam Sandler takes second place with $26 million in Sony’s Jack and Jill which features Sandler playing Jack Sadelstein and his identical twin sister Jill in this holiday-themed comedy. On her dreaded annual Thanksgiving visit, the annoying Jill turns Jack’s and his family’s tranquil life upside-down in the PG-rated film that also stars Katie Holmes as Jack’s wife. The weekend gross was on the high end of expectations with support from a 52% female audience.

Paramount/Dreamworks’ Puss in Boots which continues its amazing run at the box office completes its third weekend in third place with another $25.5 million. The fall season hit has now earned $108.8 million in North America to date.

Universal’s Tower Heist starring Eddie Murphy and Ben Stiller realized a 45% drop in its second weekend with a heist of $13.2 million in box office loot. Despite having debuted on the lower end of expectations last weekend, the film has held up solidly in the mid-week derby and crosses the $43 million threshold by Sunday night.

Warner Bros. impressive period drama J. Edgar released in 1,910 theaters made an impression in the top five with around $11.5 million. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio as FBI head J. Edgar Hoover, the Clint Eastwood directed film is already generating Oscar buzz and critical acclaim. Featuring an incredible cast of actors playing true-life characters including Richard Nixon, Bobby Kennedy, Dwight Eisenhower and Franklin Roosevelt, J. Edgar will remain a fixture in the top 10 throughout the holiday season.

Weekend Box-Office

Top Movies for Weekend of November 11, 2011 (Estimates)

Movie Gross Total to Date 

1.  Immortals (R) $32.0M $32.0M 

2.  Jack and Jill (PG) $26.0M $26.0M 

3.  Puss in Boots (PG) $25.5M $108.8M 

4.  Tower Heist (PG13) $13.2M $43.9M 

5.  J. Edgar (R) $11.5M $11.6M

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