Meet the Spartans Edges out Rambo

Who says American moviegoers have no taste in movies? Oh right, the box office weekend over the weekend, where the unGodly awful looking “Meet the Spartans” took #1 in its weekend debut. “Spartans'” $18.7 million just barely edged out Sylvester Stallone’s “Rambo 4”, which came in second in its debut with $18.2 million.

Katherine Heigl’s romantic comedy “27 Dresses” dropped to #3 in its second week with a solid $13.6 million, while monster movie “Cloverfield” landed at #4 with $12 million, for a total take of $64 million in two weeks of release. Not bad for a monster movie in a country where monster movies are relegated to Saturday nights on the Sci Fi Channel.

Two other films opened over the weekend: Diane Lane’s FBI thriller “Untraceable” came in fifth place with $11.2 million, while the urban dance movie “How She Move” landed outside the Top 10 at #12 with $4 in its opening weekend.

But the year’s surprising hit still has to be “Juno”, which has already grossed over $100 million. Not bad for a movie about a pregnant teenage girl.


Spartans Spoof Edges out Rambo