Minka Kelly's 'The Roommate' tops Super Bowl box office weekend
"The Roommate," starring "Friday Night Lights" actress Minka Kelly and "Gossip Girl" star Leighton Meester, is expected to take the top spot at the box office over Super Bowl weekend with an estimated $15.6 million, reports The Associated Press.
The thriller, which was released on February 4, follows a possessive roommate (Meester) who makes the people closest to her new best friend (Kelly) "just sort of disappear." But Kelly was impressed by how Meester handled the role.
"I was very excited to see how she [Meester] would do this and I think if it were in the wrong hands, it would be played completely overdone and obvious and you wouldn't care, or you wouldn't be interested," Kelly said in an interview she did on behalf of the film's production company, Screen Gems. "But some of the things that she does, only with her eyes, some of the looks that she gives are so creepy, I wouldn't leave my kids alone with her (not that I have any) and I think that's what you want to get out of this performance. Everything is so subtle and so well done and she's just, she's a pro!"
In second place for the weekend is "Sanctum" the 3-D cave adventure film produced by James Cameron. "Sanctum" earned $9.2 million over the weekend.
The Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher romantic comedy "No Strings Attached" lands in third placed with $8.4 million while the award show darling "The Kings Speech" nabs fourth place with $8.3 million.
"The Green Hornet" with Seth Rogen and Cameron Diaz round out the top five with $6.1 million.