Weekend Box Office: Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler finish in first place with “Just Go With It”
Jennifer Aniston, all is forgiven.
After the horrible The Bounty Hunter and the boring Love Happens, I didn’t even bother checking her out in last summer’s The Switch.
But it was my big sister’s birthday this weekend and I treated her to lunch and a movie – her choice. She picked Just Go With It starring Miss Aniston and Adam Sandler with a hilarious turn by Nicole Kidman.
The movie was very enjoyable,. quite funny in parts and very sweet in others. The best part is the undeniable chemistry between Sandler and Aniston.
Just Go With It is not only good, it ends a box office losing streak for Jennifer since the movie opened in first place with an estimated $31 million in ticket sales. It goes in the hit column for the former Friends star along with Marley & Me, The Break-Up, Along Came Polly, He’s Just Not That Into You and Bruce Almighty.
Just Go With It managed to edge past Justin Bieber’s new 3D flick Never Say Never which took in an estimated $30 million.
I just don’t get the Bieber fever thing but then again, I’m so clearly not a teen girl.
Elton John and Disney had to settle for third place with the animated flick Gnomeo and Juliet, which features Elton’s music, opening in third place. But it took in a strong $25.5 million and scored the highest February opening in history for an animated film, according to Paul Dergarabedian of Hollywood.com.
In fourth place was Channing Tatum’s new flick The Eagle which took in an unimpressive $8.6 million in its debut weekend and will likely fade from view fast. Pity this film is not more successful since while making it, the hunky Channing suffered a humiliating on-set injury [Read about it HERE].
Rounding out the top five is The Roommate which grossed an estimated $8.4 million in its second weekend in theaters. The thriller has taken in $26 million to date.