Facing serious competition from fellow openers and respective box office #1 and #2 — all-star action flick The Expendables and popular memoir adaptation Eat Pray Love — Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, the Edgar Wright-directed adaptation of the Oni Press graphic novel series, finished at #5 for its first weekend in theaters, according to Box Office Mojo.
Will Ferrell/Mark Wahlberg buddy cop comedy The Other Guys, in its second week of release, came in third, with Christopher Nolan’s Inception holding strong after five weekends at #4. Scott Pilgrim‘s weekend total is an estimated $10.5 million, right around industry projections. The film had a reported $60 million production budget.
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World beat its weekend competitors in terms of critical marks, with a 68 Metacritic score denoting “generally favorable reviews.” Eat Pray Love is at 51; The Expendables at 45.