Box Office: Moviegoers Obsessed, but Not with Fighting

Oh no she didn’t! Oh yes she did! Or actually, oh yes they did. It would appear American moviegoers just couldn’t resist the idea of watching two hot women fighting over a guy, because they flocked to see Beyonce Knowles and Ali Larter’s tale of love, lust, and late-night football jersey parties ala “Obsessed”. Apparently the idea of watching an erotic thriller sporting a PG-13 rating was not enough to deter the masses, because the thriller cleaned up over the weekend with $28.5 million, more than good enough for first place and knocking down last week’s champ, the Zac Efron teen comedy “17 Again” to #2.

“Obsessed” not only took the box office crown in its debut, but easily bested the three other new movies opening in the same weekend. The Channing Tatum action flick “Fighting” landed at #3 with $11 million, while Robert Downey Jr. and Jamie Foxx’s “The Soloist” did $9.7 million in its debut, good enough for fourth place. “Earth”, the story of a giant planet, did enough for fifth place with $8.5 million.

Last week’s two disappointing debuts, the Russell Crowe political thriller “State of Play” and the Jason Statham sequel “Crank: High Voltage” continue to underperform. The Crowe movie took in another $6.9 million, putting its two-week total at just north of $25 million. “Crank”, meanwhile, nearly fell out of the Top 10 completely, coming in at #10 with $2.4 million. It’s made $11.5 million so far in two weeks of release.

Here’s how the Top 10 at the box office broke down over the weekend (via):

1 —–Obsessed —–$28,500,000 —–$28,500,000
2 —–17 Again —–$11,665,000 —–$39,970,000
3 —–Fighting —– $11,441,000 —–$11,441,000
4 —–The Soloist —–$9,715,000—–$9,715,000
5 —–Earth (2009) —–$8,554,000 —–$14,201,000
6 —–Monsters Vs. Aliens —–$8,524,000 —– $174,817,000
7 —–State of Play —–$6,891,000 —– $25,124,000
8 —–Hannah Montana The Movie —–$6,372,000 —–$65,590,000
9 —–Fast and Furious —–$6,062,000 —–$145,224,000
10 —–Crank: High Voltage —–$2,400,000 —– $11,518,000