Moviegoers Watch the Watchmen

ComingSoon.net has posted the weekend box office estimates, and here are the Watchmen results:

Warner Bros. Pictures’ Watchmen dominated the domestic box office this weekend, but was held back by its long 2:40 running time and less showings. The Zack Snyder-directed graphic novel adaptation earned an estimated $55.7 million from 3,611 theaters, for an average of $15,413 per location. Made for about $150 million, Watchmen marks the third-highest March opening of all time, trailing just Snyder’s own 300 ($70.9 million) and Ice Age: The Meltdown ($68 million). The debut is also the sixth best for an R-rated film. IMAX theaters accounted for $5.5 million of the film’s $55.7 million opening, which is the company’s best opening-weekend number after The Dark Knight’s $6.3 million. Internationally, Watchmen topped the box office as well with $27.5 million from 5,097 theaters in 45 markets. Worldwide, the film has earned $83.2 million after three days.

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Source: Box Office Mojo