'That's My Boy' Box Office: Adam Sandler Comedy Bombs, Tom Cruise's 'Rock Of Ages' Disappoints

OFF KEY: Cruise's 'Rock Of Ages' Stumbles At Box Office

"That's My Boy" might be the funniest Adam Sandler comedy in a decade, but audiences wouldn't know: the R-rated laugher earned just $4.6 million on Friday night, putting on track to earn just $13 million through the weekend. That would give Sandler his worst opening weekend since "Reign Over Me" in 2007, and his worst for a live-action Happy Madison-production since "Little Nicky" in 2000.

Things weren't much better for Tom Cruise. "Rock of Ages," which features a flamboyant and all-in performance from Cruise, grossed $5.35 million on Friday night. Based on that start, the musical could total around $15 million for the three-day weekend, which would put it behind holdovers "Madagascar 3" and "Prometheus."

Ridley Scott's much-discussed R-rated thriller pulled down $5.8 million on Friday and could gross almost $20 million by Sunday night. That number would represent a nearly 60 percent drop from last weekend's $51 million opening, meaning word of mouth on "Prometheus" isn't as strong as Scott and studio Twentieth Century Fox would have liked.

As for "Madagascar 3," the film grossed over $10 million on Friday night. The Paramount release could have an addition $35 million in its coffers by Sunday.

Check back to HuffPost Entertainment later this weekend for your complete box office wrap-up.

Ty Burr (Boston Globe)

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