Box Office: 'Tower Heist' can't outsmart 'Puss in Boots'

puss-in-boots-2.jpgThough "Tower Heist" was expected to open big this weekend, its Friday numbers were lower than expected, leading to a respectable $25.1 premiere weekend, significantly lower than Universal's originally projected $35 mil.

That leaves "Puss in Boots," the Dreamworks film set in the "Shrek" universe and starring Antonio Banderas and Salma Hayek, at No. 1 for its second week running. This is certainly a bit of an upset, as "Puss in Boots" had almost no drop between its first and second weeks in the box office, with ticket sales dipping only 3%.

"A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas" opened lower than expected as well, but at $13.1 million, it's still a solid opening considering the film only cost $20 million to produce and had limited promotion. It came in at No. 3. Check out the rest of the Top 10 below.


Title, Weekend Total, Cumulative

1. Puss in Boots, $32.1 million, $75.5 million
2. Tower Heist, $25.1 million
3. A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas, $13.1 million
4. Paranormal Activity 3, $8.5 million, $95.3 million
5. In Time, $7.7 million, $24.2 million
6. Footloose, $4.6 milion, $44.8 million
7. Real Steel, $3.4 million, $78.8 million
8. The Rum Diary, $3 million, $10.4 million
9. The Ides of March, $2 million, $36.8 million
10. Moneyball, $1.9 million, $70.3 million
Photo/Video credit: Dreamworks