As expected, Watchmen was this weekend's box office winner, taking in $55.7 million dollars.
Rest of the Top 5:
#2 Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail ($8.8 million)
#3 Taken (2008) ($7.45 million)
#4 Slumdog Millionaire ($6.9 million)
#5 Paul Blart: Mall Cop ($4.2 million)
But...believe it or not, some box office analysts are considering Watchmen's opening weekend to be a failure (or if not a failure, a disappointment).
Director Zach Syder's previous film, 300, opening to $70.9 million dollars back in 2007 and expectations/predictions for this highly hyped film were around the same figure.
On the flip side, $55.7 million films for a lengthy, R-rated movie based on a graphic novel and not starring any huge-name actors isn't half bad.
Says one box office expert, "People always have overblown expectations for movies like this. It did what a movie this long with an R rating should do."
So...was Watchmen a Mega-Hit, Mild Success or Disappointment? How it performs in the coming weeks will be the big decider...
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