North America Weekend Box Office – Pilgrim movie opens in fifth place; Universal comments

Universal spokesman Paul Pflug:

“Regardless of the perceived outcome we are proud of this film and our relationship with the visionary and creative filmmaker Edgar Wright. Studios need to continue to offer audiences good and original ideas/films. Edgar has created a truly unique film that is both envelope pushing and genre bending and when examined down the road will be identified as an important piece of filmmaking. We have always been aware of the challenges of broadening this film to a mainstream audience. We do wish a greater number of people went to see the film, but hope that people will still make the effort to see this wonderful film.”

Courtesy of Tribute.ca:

Top 20 Movies in North America – Weekend of Aug 13, 2010

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1 The Expendables Lionsgate $35.03M $35.03M 1
2 Eat Pray Love Columbia $23.7M $23.7M 1
3 1 The Other Guys Columbia $18M $70.54M 2
4 2 Inception Warner Bros. $11.37M $248.55M 5
5 Scott Pilgrim vs. the World Universal $10.53M $10.53M 1
6 6 Despicable Me Universal $6.77M $221.99M 6
7 3 Step Up 3D Disney $6.63M $29.57M 2
8 4 Salt Columbia $6.35M $103.57M 4
9 5 Dinner for Schmucks Paramount $6.32M $58.82M 3
10 7 Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore Warner Bros. $4.08M $35.1M 3
11 9 Toy Story 3 Disney $2.17M $400.77M 9
12 8 Charlie St. Cloud Universal $2.08M $28.73M 3
13 13 The Twilight Saga: Eclipse Summit $1.31M $295.87M 7
14 11 Grown Ups Columbia $1.15M $158.06M 8
15 12 The Sorcerer’s Apprentice Disney $1.1M $59.52M 5
16 14 Ramona and Beezus 20th Century Fox $830,000 $23.33M 4
17 Get Low Sony Pictures Classics $387,470 $836,702 3
18 19 Shrek Forever After Paramount $355,000 $237.23M 13
19 15 The Last Airbender Paramount $347,000 $129.69M 7
20 Winter’s Bone Roadside Attractions $227,675 $4.86M 10
* USD SOURCE: RENTRAK CORPORATION