Box Office: Anthony Hopkins horror 'The Rite' tops a quiet Friday
"No Strings Attached" came in second for the night and could still potentially win the weekend with $4.4 million, giving it a $30.4 million cumulative gross so far. At number three, the debut of Jason Statham's "The Mechanic" grossed $3.6.
In at No. 4 "The Green Hornet" took in $2.9 million for a $70.2 million cumulative gross. Oscar-bait "The King's Speech" opened to a wider audience on Friday, increasing its theater count to 2,557 and bringing in $2.8 million, which gives it a total of $63.9 million.
Despite the slow night, Oscar nominated films that have been in theaters for a while did enjoy a slight bump as movie-goers look forward to the Awards Ceremony.