Green Lantern was trashed by movie critics around the country. It also featured Blake Lively with her clothes on for a change.
Despite these two drawbacks, the superhero film was number-one at the box office, beating out a pair of sequels, Jim Carrey's latest big screen effort and J.J. Abrams' alien adventure.
The weekend's top five highest grossing films were:
- Green Lantern: $52.7 million
- Super 8: $21.3 million
- Mr. Popper’s Penguins: $18.2 million
- X-Men: First Class: $11.5 million
- The Hangover Part II: $9.6 million