No one had very high expectations for the Anthony Hopkins horror movie The Rite. Well, look who’s laughing now! It turns out that The Rite has broken the record for highest opening gross OF ALL TIME* (*for Anthony Hopkins in a top-billed, non-Hannibal Lecter role) with a $15 million opening weekend. Suck it, haters!
2nd place was last week’s “can sex friends be best friends?” romantic comedy No Strings Attached, which got $13.6 million from audiences but didn’t ask for a big commitment or anything. The third place slot being filled by Jason Statham replacing busted carburetors in The Mechanic, with$11.5 million.
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