Monday, June 13, 2011

'Super 8' takes over box office from 'X-Men'

'Super 8' takes over box office from 'X-Men'

The Steven Spielberg-produced, J.J. Abrams-directed thriller debuts at No. 1 in the box office, grossing $37 million. 'Judy Moody' has a weak initial showing, taking in $6.3 million.

There's still some magic in the Steven Spielberg touch as "Super 8," a coming-of-age/sci-fi movie hybrid, topped the box office this weekend — a rarity for an original film released in a summer filled with reboots, prequels and sequels.

The Spielberg-produced and J.J. Abrams-directed film, with no A-list stars and a moderate budget, grossed $37 million upon its debut, according to distributor Paramount Pictures. That was enough to beat out a movie from a more well-established franchise in its second week of release, "X-Men: First Class," which collected $25 million.



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