Lopez, Fonda a ‘Monster’ pairing at U.S. box office

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Two new comedies pairing veteran actors with younger stars dominated the weekend box office in North America, with the Jennifer Lopez- Jane Fonda vehicle “Monster-in-Law” taking top honors, according to studio estimates issued on Sunday.

Monster-in-Law,” Fonda’s first film since 1990’s “Stanley & Iris,” sold about $24 million worth of tickets since opening May 13. It was followed by the Will Ferrell- Robert Duvall soccer comedy, “Kicking & Screaming,” which scored a three-day estimate of $20.9 million.

Both films outperformed the expectations of their respective studios, New Line Cinema and Universal Pictures, but they were unable to prevent the overall box office from suffering its 12th consecutive “down” weekend when compared with the year-ago period. Sales so far this year are down 6 percent from last year, and attendance is off 9 percent, according to box office tracking firm Exhibitor Relations.

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One Response to “Lopez, Fonda a ‘Monster’ pairing at U.S. box office”

  1. ashlee edwards says:

    great site and that jlo rocks