Box Office: “The Kids Are All Right” does all right in wide release; Leo DiCaprio still number one
The family drama The Kids Are All Right had its widest release yet and grossed an estimated $3.5 million at the domestic box office this weekend – almost as much as the movie cost to make!
The critically-acclaimed film is about a lesbian couple (Annette Bening and Julianne Moore) whose lives are turned upside down when their two kids track down their sperm donor daddy (Mark Ruffalo).
It has had a slow roll out over the past four weeks to build word of mouth momentum and added 646 locations on Friday for a total of 847 theaters overall.
Overall, the film has grossed $9.6 million.
The Leonardo DiCaprio thriller Inception, directed by Chris Nolan, was number one for the third week in a row grossing an estimated $27.5 million and will cross the $200 million mark in the next few days.
In second place was the new Steve Carell-Paul Rudd comedy Dinner With Schmucks ($23.3 million), followed by Angelina Jolie’s Salt ($19.2 million), Despicable Me ($15.5 million) and the new release Cats and Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore which co-stars the fabulous Neil Patrick Harris in a human role and the divine Bette Midler as one of the voices of a lead CG-animated character.
Adorable Zac Efron’s new flick, Charlie St. Cloud, debuted just out of the top five in sixth place with an opening of $12.1 million.