Time Warner (TWX) probably thought it had the weekend all wrapped up. Sucker Punch looked like it would debut at the top in its opening frame. I don't blame the execs behind this fantasy piece; in theory, it should have brought in all the youthful demographics hungry for a big spring hit to feast upon.
Didn't happen. Instead, News Corp.'s (NWS) Diary of Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules was number one with a gross of well over $23 million, according to domestic-theater data at Box Office Mojo. Punch came in second with $19 million.