The film’s opening weekend take in the US was just over $US30 million. That’s a respectable figure, but it was also only good enough for third spot on the charts, the debuts of the new Sex & The City and Shrek movies drawing more bums on seats than Chesty Jake and co.
$30 million also puts it third on the list of all-time opening weekends for video game adaptations, beaten out by 2001’s Tomb Raider ($47 million) and 1999’s Pokemon ($33 million). Maybe it’s my intense dislike for Angelina Jolie, but I don’t remember Tomb Raider being that big. Least, not that big compared to Disney’s marketing push for Prince of Persia.
Don’t let the third spots put you off: I liked the movie. Sure, it’s dumb fun, but not all fun has to be smart.