Green Lantern film

Green Lantern filmRyan Reynolds and his new superhero alter-ego in the film, “Green Lantern”, swept the box office this weekend, taking out all competitors, including the Spielberg sci-fi “Super 8”.

“Green Lantern” opened at #1 at the weekend box office, taking in $52.7 million domestically. It was a decent opening, but unremarkable compared to previous comic-book adaptations.

Released by Warner Bros., “Lantern” had the worst opening among superhero movies so far this summer, behind the $65.7 million debut of “Thor”, and the $55.1 million launch of “X-Men: First Class.”

The previous weekend’s top movie, Paramount Pictures’ sci-fi adventure “Super 8,” slipped to #2 with $21.3 million this weekend, bringing its domestic total to $72.8 million.

The other new release this weekend, Jim Carrey’s family comedy “Mr. Popper’s Penguins”, debuted at #3 with just $18.2 million.

“X-Men: First Class” fell to #4 from its #2 spot last weekend, earning another $11.5 million to bring its total to just under $120 million to date. And, closing up the top 5 was “The Hangover Part II” taking in $9.6 million to brint its total to $232.6 million.

According to the Associated Press, Hollywood revenues totaled $149 million this weekend, down a steep 25 percent from the same weekend last year, when Disney’s Pixar Animation blockbuster “Toy Story 3” debuted with $110.3 million, according to box-office tracker Hollywood.com.

That’s a wrap for this weekend. Next weekend, look out for the release of the Cameron Diaz comedy “Bad Teacher,” and highly anticipated animated sequel “Cars 2.”

This weekend’s top 10 is as follows:

1. “Green Lantern,” $52.7 million.
2. “Super 8,” $21.3 million.
3. “Mr. Popper’s Penguins,” $18.2 million.
4. “X-Men: First Class,” $11.5 million.
5. “The Hangover Part II,” $9.6 million.
6. “Kung Fu Panda 2,” $8.7 million.
7. “Bridesmaids,” $7.5 million.
8. “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” $6.2 million.
9. “Midnight in Paris,” $5.2 million.
10. “Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer,” $2.2 million.