'Immortals' rules Friday box office; 'Jack & Jill' actually lures some moviegoers
"Immortals" stands poised to win the weekend since the next closest competitor, Adam Sandler's "Jack and Jill" followed with $9.8 million in ticket sales -- far behind, but definitely more than expected considering the film's universal panning by critics.
Also making a bow this weekend, Leonardo DiCaprio's aged-up portrayal of CIA director J. Edgar Hoover in "J. Edgar" opened with just $4.2 million in ticket sales. Brett Ratner's homophobic comments got him axed from his Oscar-producing gig, but his action comedy "Tower Heist" hauled in $5 million in box office receipts in its second week of release.
"Puss in Boots," the animated kid-centric flick, also remained strong -- bringing in $9 million for DreamWorks.