‘Nim’s Island’ passes ‘Leatherheads’

Fox fantasy nabs second spot at box office

Fox fantasy adventure “Nim’s Island” jumped past George Clooney’s “Leatherheads” for the second spot at the weekend box office, reversing Sunday’s order of finish.

Final figures released Monday showed “Island” nearly matching its Sunday estimate with $13.2 million while the Universal pic’s number slid 6% to $12.7 million. And U’s estimate for Sunday’s total missed by about 28%.

Rival studios had indicated on Sunday that they believed Universal’s estimate for its period comedy was overly optimistic. But a U rep said the Sunday estimate was based on comparisons of performances by similar pics.

The “Leatherheads” performance came in well under pre-weekend forecasts, which had it coming in first.

Fox senior VP Chris Aronson said “Nim’s Island” should show respectable traction in coming frames thanks to spring vacations in a significant number of markets plus lack of new competition for the family demo.

Sony’s gambling drama “21” won its second straight weekend as it came in slightly above its Sunday estimate with $15.3 million for a 10-day cume of $46.8 million.

More Film

  • Brad Pitt Leonardo Dicaprio

    Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio Turned Down 'Brokeback Mountain,' Says Gus Van Sant

    Fox fantasy adventure “Nim’s Island” jumped past George Clooney’s “Leatherheads” for the second spot at the weekend box office, reversing Sunday’s order of finish. Final figures released Monday showed “Island” nearly matching its Sunday estimate with $13.2 million while the Universal pic’s number slid 6% to $12.7 million. And U’s estimate for Sunday’s total missed […]

  • Mammia Mia Here We Go Again

    Box Office: 'Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again' Dancing Past 'Equalizer 2' to $30 Million-Plus Opening

    Fox fantasy adventure “Nim’s Island” jumped past George Clooney’s “Leatherheads” for the second spot at the weekend box office, reversing Sunday’s order of finish. Final figures released Monday showed “Island” nearly matching its Sunday estimate with $13.2 million while the Universal pic’s number slid 6% to $12.7 million. And U’s estimate for Sunday’s total missed […]

  • 'First Man' With Ryan Gosling to

    Damien Chazelle's 'First Man' With Ryan Gosling to Open 75th Venice Film Festival (EXCLUSIVE)

    Fox fantasy adventure “Nim’s Island” jumped past George Clooney’s “Leatherheads” for the second spot at the weekend box office, reversing Sunday’s order of finish. Final figures released Monday showed “Island” nearly matching its Sunday estimate with $13.2 million while the Universal pic’s number slid 6% to $12.7 million. And U’s estimate for Sunday’s total missed […]

  • Joaquin Phoenix The Joker

    Joaquin Phoenix's 'Joker' Movie Gets Release Date

    Fox fantasy adventure “Nim’s Island” jumped past George Clooney’s “Leatherheads” for the second spot at the weekend box office, reversing Sunday’s order of finish. Final figures released Monday showed “Island” nearly matching its Sunday estimate with $13.2 million while the Universal pic’s number slid 6% to $12.7 million. And U’s estimate for Sunday’s total missed […]

  • Quentin Tarantino

    Quentin Tarantino's Manson Murders Movie Moves Up Two Weeks

    Fox fantasy adventure “Nim’s Island” jumped past George Clooney’s “Leatherheads” for the second spot at the weekend box office, reversing Sunday’s order of finish. Final figures released Monday showed “Island” nearly matching its Sunday estimate with $13.2 million while the Universal pic’s number slid 6% to $12.7 million. And U’s estimate for Sunday’s total missed […]

  • Destan Arslanoski Stunt Performer

    Stunt Performers Say There's Not Enough Being Done to Address Risks of the Job

    Fox fantasy adventure “Nim’s Island” jumped past George Clooney’s “Leatherheads” for the second spot at the weekend box office, reversing Sunday’s order of finish. Final figures released Monday showed “Island” nearly matching its Sunday estimate with $13.2 million while the Universal pic’s number slid 6% to $12.7 million. And U’s estimate for Sunday’s total missed […]

  • 'Oblivion Verses' Review: A Slow, Warmly

    Film Review: 'Oblivion Verses'

    Fox fantasy adventure “Nim’s Island” jumped past George Clooney’s “Leatherheads” for the second spot at the weekend box office, reversing Sunday’s order of finish. Final figures released Monday showed “Island” nearly matching its Sunday estimate with $13.2 million while the Universal pic’s number slid 6% to $12.7 million. And U’s estimate for Sunday’s total missed […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content