Box Office: 'Green Lantern' opens soft with $53 million

green-lantern-vs-parallax.jpgSo we guess this means no sequel?

Warner Bros.'  "Green Lantern" underperformed at the box office this weekend, bringing in $53 million, which didn't meet the studio's lowered expectation after experiencing a 21 percent drop-off from Friday to Saturday. The studio is hoping the superhero flick starring Ryan Reynolds experiences a Father's Day boost. 

The weekend's other new release "Mr. Popper's Penguins" starring Jim Carrey came in third with $18 million, meeting the studio's expectation, but still underwhelming.

J.J. Abrams' supernatural thriller "Super 8" still had a super-strong hold on moviegoers this weekend. The film, which stars relative unknowns, had a budget of $50 million and has already grossed $72 million. Another win for J.J. Abrams!

"X-Men: First Class" starring James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender ($11.5M) and "The Hangover Part ll" with $9.6 million rounded out the top five.

Here's the weekend Top 10:

No. 1: "Green Lantern" -- $53M

No. 2: "Super 8" -- $21.3 M

No. 3: "Mr. Popper's Penguins" -- $18.2M

No. 4: "X-Men: First Class" -- $11.5M

No. 5: "The Hangover Part ll" -- $9.6M

No. 6: "Kung Fu Panda" -- $8.7M

No. 7: "Bridesmaids" -- $7.5M

No. 8: "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" -- $6.2M

No. 9: "Midnight in Paris" -- $5.2M

No. 10: "Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer" -- $2.2M
Photo/Video credit: Warner Bros.