Gnomeo & Juliet

UPDATE: According to actual numbers released on Monday, 'Hall Pass' was the number-one movie of the week, with $13.5 million. That puts the Owen Wilson vehicle ahead of the weekend's original champion, 'Gnomeo and Juliet,' which dropped from $14.2 million to $13.4 million. Full numbers updated below.


You gnome, you love 'em. The lawn ornaments of 'Gnomeo & Juliet' defeated this weekend's new wide releases to take the top spot at the box office for the first time in the film's three weeks in theaters. Midlife crisis comedy 'Hall Pass' had to settle for a no. 2 debut, while Nicolas Cage's hot-rodder from hell in 'Drive Angry' barely got out of the starting gate.

'Gnomeo's' tale of Shakespearean romance between denizens of rival gardens raked in an estimated $14.2 million this weekend, down just 26 percent from last week. The movie continues to enjoy boosts from 3D ticket prices, strong word-of-mouth and a lack of alternatives for family viewing. Its three-week total is $75.1 million, putting a $100 million gross easily within reach.