BOX OFFICE: Water for Elephants was the “best opening for an adult drama this year”

Rotten Tomatoes reports on Water for Elephants box office numbers over Easter weekend and going forward, what to expect:

Reese Witherspoon and Robert Pattinson drew a solid crowd for their romantic drama Water for Elephants which premiered in third place with an estimated $17.5M. Based on the best-selling novel, the PG-13 film averaged $6,212 from 2,817 locations and played heavily to female audiences, lovers of the book, and Twilight fans that follow Pattinson religiously. Critics had mixed feelings but the built-in audiences came out anyway giving Fox the best opening for an adult drama this year so far. Mature-skewing thrillers and comedies have done exceptionally well this year, but regular dramas have seen more modest numbers on the first weekend. An A- CinemaScore suggests a good run ahead as counter-programming to a steady diet of testosterone flicks about to attack multiplexes.

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  • Bettybmusing

    Hopefully the A cinema-score will encourage Fox to pursue other historical,contemporary and Dramas for adult mainstream audience.

    Science Fiction, Fantasy, Kids Fictions Super Hero all have their audiences
    It’s just nice to see movies like WFE are deeply missed. Just like some of the old classics:)