Reynolds' 'Lantern' Has Low-Beam Debut Of $52.7M; Carrey's 'Penguins' Has Chilly Start At $18M

Ryan Reynolds Shares Details About Filming 'Green Lantern' Ryan Reynolds Shares Details About Filming 'Green Lantern'

Ryan Reynolds is the latest superhero to rule the weekend box office.

Reynolds’ “Green Lantern” debuted at No. 1 with $52.7 million, a fair but unremarkable opening stacked up against other comic-book adaptations.

“Green Lantern” brought up the rear among superhero movies to openso far this summer, behind the $65.7 million debut of “Thor” and the $55.1 million launch of “X-Men: First Class.”

The previous weekend’s top flick, the sci-fi adventure “Super 8,” slipped to No. 2 with $21.3 million. Its domestic total rose to $72.8 million.

Jim Carrey’s family comedy “Mr. Popper’s Penguins” had a frosty start, coming in at No. 3 with $18.2 million.

In narrower release, Freddie Highmore and Emma Roberts’ teen romance “The Art of Getting By” flopped with a debut of just $700,000.

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