Super 8, the latest Steven Spielberg sci-fi movie started off with a gross revenue of $37 million in its opening week. This movie, directed by J. J. Abrams was made at a budget of $50 million has shot to number 1, surpassing all other movies this week. Though it failed to do better than Spielberg's other sci-fi's such as District 9 and Cloverfield, it did better than this year's other sci-fi movie. Battle:Los Angeles.
The majority of the Super 8's audience were people above the age of 25, accounting to 71% of the total audience. This may be due to the fact that the movie is set in the year 1979. The movie received a rating of B+ as compared to Cloverfield, which got a C from CinemaScore moviegoers.
X-Men: First Class remains in the second place after dropping 55% ,collecting $25 million. This is the least successful of the X-men series so far and has only grossed $98.9 million. On the other hand, The Hangover Part 2 also fell 41%, but it has proven to be the most successful movie this year grossing $216.6 million in only 3 weeks.