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'Megamind' makes mega debut with $47.7M

Characters Megamind and Minion are shown in a scene of the animated film, 'Megamind.' (Photo courtesy of DreamWorks Animation / Pacific Data Images / Red Hour Films)

November 7, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
Will Ferrell's super-villain comedy "Megamind" took over the weekend box office with a $47.7 million debut.The DreamWorks Animation release included the voices of Brad Pitt, Tina Fey and Jonah Hill. Ferrell's character hatches a plot to fill the void in his life after finally defeating his superhero nemesis.

Robert Downey Jr. and Zack Galifianakis' comedy, "Due Date," opened with $33.5 million to take the No. 2 spot.

Tyler Perry's "For Colored Girls" featuring Janet Jackson and Whoopi Goldberg premiered in third place with $20.1 million.

"Red" came in at No. 4 with $8.9 million, and last week's No. 1 "Saw 3D" fell to No. 5 making $8.2 million.

1. "Megamind," $47.7 million.

2. "Due Date," $33.5 million.

3. "For Colored Girls," $20.1 million.

4. "Red," $8.9 million.

5. "Saw 3D," $8.2 million.

6. "Paranormal Activity 2," $7.3 million.

7. "Jackass 3D," $5.1 million.

8. "Hereafter," $4.02 million.

9. "Secretariat," $4 million.

10. "The Social Network," $3.6 million.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.