Watchmen Rules Box Office

Director Zack Snyder's Watchmen scored $55.7 million in its opening weekend as the U.S.'s number one movie, but failed to break the March opening record of $70.9 million set by his earlier film, 300, also the adaptation of a graphic novel. The film is another lucrative collaboration between Warner Bros and its financing partner Legendary Pictures Film, which collaborated on The Dark Knight. The R-rated film's haul included $5.5 million from 124 IMAX theaters. Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail dropped to second place this week with a comparatively diminutive $8.8 million, with kidnapping film Taken rounding out the top three with $7.5 million.