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By Peter Oberth

Angels & Demons barely eeks out Star Trek in week 2

Nothing too exciting going on this weekend with only one new wide release.  Angels & Demons barely had enough steam to outpace the strong-legged Star Trek in it's second weekend.  The two most impressive things of the weekend were probably Management's stunningly low bow (see below) and Monsters Vs. Aliens mere 8% drop even after shedding 234 screens.

ANGELS & DEMONS ($48,000,000)
Ron Howard may have trumped his previous movie's $18 million gross (Frost/Nixon) but he fell nearly $30 million short of The Da Vinci Code's $77 million opening in 2006.  Although the opening was a bit of a disappointment comparatively, it was on nearly 200 less screens and it is Ron Howard's third largest opening behind the aforementioned The Da Vinci Code and 2000's How the Grinch Stole Christmas ($55 million).  As for Tom Hanks?  It was his second largest opening ever behind The Da Vinci Code, not bad for someone who has a lifetime gross of over $3 billion.

MANAGEMENT ($378,000)
The much talked about Jennifer Aniston movie completely faltered in it's 212 theater opening weekend, making less per theater than even the already deemed failure Next Day AirManagement will likely roll out into a few more theaters but plans for a major wide relesae are likely going to be exchanged for a quick DVD release.

The full weekend box office ticked in as follows:


TW LW Title (click to read review) Weekend Gross Total Gross
1 N Angels & Demons $48,000,000 $48,000,000
2 1 Star Trek $43,000,000 $147,611,000
3 2 X-Men Origins: Wolverine $14,800,000 $151,091,000
4 3 Ghosts of Girlfriends Past $6,860,000 $40,062,000
5 4 Obsessed $4,550,000 $62,571,000
6 5 17 Again $3,400,000 $58,395,000
7 8 Monsters Vs. Aliens $3,000,000 $190,552,000
8 7 The Soloist $2,425,000 $27,527,000
9 6 Next Day Air $2,281,000 $7,6,000
10 9 earth $1,680,000 $29,071,000


 Source: Box Office Mojo